With a repertoire that spans from the early renaissance through to contemporary music and free improvisation, Norwegian lute and guitar player Solmund Nystabakkis known for his versatility and uncompromising musicianship. In recent years his main focus has been on solo music for lute and theorbo, as well as on the vocal repertoire of the renaissance and early baroque. Solmund is a member of NeoN (New Ensemble of Norway), Rank Ensemble (FI), the Finnish Baroque Orchestra and the Belgian baroque ensemble Scherzi Musicali, and has worked with conductors like Hannu Lintu, Nicholas Kraemer and Fabio Biondi. In 2011 he co-founded the duo White Sparrow with Canadian mezzo-soprano Debi Wong, a collaboration that has quickly won international acclaim. Solmund currently teaches at the Metropolia University of Applied Sciences and the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki. He has also composed music for several plays.