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K2009 ( Universitetsveien 25, Kristiansand )

Professor, Fil.dr., Dr. phil. h.c.

Fil.dr. (from University of Göteborg)

Dr. phil. h.c. (at Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster)

Per Kjetil Farstad, Norwegian musician (born September 25, 1952), Fil. dr. and professor of music at the University of Agder, and honorary doctor Dr. Phil. H.C. at the Westfälliche Wilhelms- Universität Münster. He has released several recordings and plays historical and modern plucked instruments, written many articles and books, and holds an Artistic Creative Doctorate from the University of Gothenburg, Department of Cultural Sciences in the field of the classical guitar and lute.

Per Kjetil Farstad has been teaching the classical guitar since 1976 at Agder Conservatory of Music (now a part of the Institute of Classical Music and Music Pedagogy at the University of Agder, Faculty of Fine Arts).

He received his diploma as a teacher of the guitar from Agder Conservatory of Music in 1975, and his diploma of proficiency on classical guitar and 11-stringed alto guitar from Norwegian State Academy, Oslo in 1977. In 1978 he made his debut concert in Oslo, performing both on the lute and the classical guitar. His education also includes studies in public administration, cultural administration, education and sound engineering.

In 2000 he finished his  Artistic Creative Doctorate from the University of Gothenburg.

He has released 11 solo CDs, given concerts in many countries, and written many articles and books.   

He teaches historical instruments and plays six-,eight-, and eleven-stringed classical guitars. In addition he gives lectures and Master-Classes. He supervises both master and doctoral students.

From 2000 - 2004 he was elected Dean at Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Agder.           

 In addition to appearances in radio and television, he is much used as a studio musician, studio engineer, producer and arranger and has, over the years, participated in over 450 studio productions (LP/CD/MC).

In 2004 he was elected as a member of Agder Academy of Sciences and Letters, and from 2011-2018 he was a a member of the board at the same Academy.

In 2006 Farstad was awarded with "Sørlandets kompetansefonds forskningspris" for outstanding research in the field of guitar and lute.

In 2014 he was appointed Dr. Phil. h.c (honoris causa) at Westfällische Wilhelms-Universität Münster, Germany.​


Research interests


Galant Lute Music

Lute Music in the Renaissance and Baroque periods

Pentecostal Music in Norway




Scientific publications

  • Farstad, Per Kjetil (2013). Evangelietoner i endring : musikalske praksiser i norsk pinsebevegelse. Fra forsakelse til feelgood. Musikk, sang og dans i religiøst liv. ISBN: 978-82-7634-985-6. Cappelen Damm Akademisk. Kapittel 7. s 166 - 190.
  • Farstad, Per Kjetil (2011). Lautenistinnen in Deutschland im 18. Jahrhundert. Early Modern Culture Online. ISSN: 1892-0888. 2 (1). s 55 - 80.
  • Farstad, Per Kjetil (2005). Johann Sebastian Bach and the lute. Frispel: festskrift till Olle Edström. Göteborgs Universitet. Article no 2. s 14 - 30.
  • Farstad, Per Kjetil (2002). "The Life and Works of Ernst Gottlieb Baron". ?. XXX (1997). s 42 - 82.
  • Farstad, Per Kjetil (2001). Allegro un poco from Sonate IV, Adam Falckenhagen (1697-1754). ?. 123s 25 - 27.
  • Farstad, Per Kjetil (2001). Bernhard Joachim Hagen (1720-87), some new biographical information. ?. XLs 1 - 11.
  • Farstad, Per Kjetil (2001). German Galant Music in the 18th Century. ?. 123s 10 - 23.
  • Farstad, Per Kjetil (1999). "Ornaments in 18th century German Lute Music". ?. (II).
  • Farstad, Per Kjetil (1989). Fysiologiske forutsetninger for å motta gitarundervisning. ?. 1
  • Farstad, Per Kjetil (1988). "Interpretasjon av kjente dansetyper". Norsk musikktidsskrift. ISSN: 0332-5482. 4
  • Farstad, Per Kjetil (1988). "Kjente dansetyper". SGLS Svenska Gitarr- och Lutasällskap. ISSN: 0283-474X. 1
  • Farstad, Per Kjetil (1987). "Innstudering av et Musikkstykke". SGLS Svenska Gitarr- och Lutasällskap. ISSN: 0283-474X.
  • Farstad, Per Kjetil (2018). Pinse i sør : Musikklivet i pinsemenighetene på Sørlandet. ISBN: 978-82-02-56631-9. Cappelen Damm Akademisk. s 339.
  • Farstad, Per Kjetil (2013). PINSEMUSIKKEN En undersøkelse av norsk pinsebevegelses sang- og musikkliv 1907-2013. ISBN: 978-82-8314-004-0. Portal forlag. s 390.
  • Rolfhamre, Robin; Farstad, Per Kjetil (2019). Minnestund for Roy Eriksen.
  • Farstad, Per Kjetil; Rolfhamre, Robin (2019). Renaissance Duets & Solos.
  • Farstad, Per Kjetil (2018). "IMPRESSIO", Contemporary Classical Guitar Music from Norway.
  • Farstad, Per Kjetil (2018). BACH & BRESCIANELLO.
  • Farstad, Per Kjetil (2016). "Refser moderne lovsang".
  • Farstad, Per Kjetil (2016). Moderator for Artistic Research.
  • Farstad, Per Kjetil (2016). Sangmøte i Filadelfia Vennesla 4. juni 2016.
  • Farstad, Per Kjetil (2016). Livet i Gud.
  • Farstad, Per Kjetil (2016). Rett Kurs: "Jesus er svaret".

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