Bio

Olav Lervik is a composer working on contemporary music projects and film scores, as a film musician and as a musical supervisor for the European FilmPhilharmonic Institute.

He worked with and had his pieces performed by numerous renowned ensembles and musicians (Deutsche Radio Philharmonie Saarbrücken Kaiserslautern, Klangforum Wien, Ensemble Recherche, Minguet-Quartett, Emsemble SurPlus, Pierre-Laurent Aimard, Garth Knox a.o.).


Among his many projects he supervised the film score production of  “Metropolis” by Fritz Lang (restored version from 2010) and “Die Nibelungen” by Fritz Lang. He supervised the adaptation and re-arrangement of the film score from “The Matrix” for the project “Matrix Live - Film in Concert”.

Olav Lervik is also performing as a pianist with film and, with Christian Schumann, recently accompanied “Die Nibelungen” on two pianos at the Cinemathèque Paris and at the Musica Festival in Strasbourg, and “Metropolis” with Frank Strobel in Berlin.

In 2014 Olav Lervik graduated from a Master in Composition for Film, Theater and Media at the Zurich University of Arts.

He has scored several Movies and has recently composed the soundtrack for the computer game “Journey of a Roach” by Koboldgames.


Olav Lervik is Norwegian/French and was born in Strasbourg (France) 1982.  As a young composer, he won several competitions in Germany. At the age of 16 he got his first composition lessons with Mathias Spahlinger in Freiburg. He studied composition with Michael Obst in Weimar and with Michael Jarrell in Geneva. At the same time he completed his studies in opera correpetition with Ulrich Vogel.

After his studies in Weimar, Olav Lervik received a master’s degree by Marco Stroppa at the Musikhochschule Stuttgart. During this time he was granted a scholarship and a residency at the Künstlerhaus Edenkoben through the support of Peter Eötvös and commissions by the Klavier-Festival Ruhr and Villa Musica.  He was also invited to participate in numerous master classes with Tristan Murail, Brian Ferneyhough, Chaya Chernovin and Helmut Lachenmann.