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Kate Havnevik lives in a small wooden cottage outside Oslo, between the mountains and the sea. She was fostered on classical music and opera as her parents are classical musicians in various theatres and orchestras in Norway.

Kate started out as a classical and electric guitar player inspired by her big brother, she joined a punk band for a while, but also started writing her own music with guitar, piano and voice at the age of 13. Her first 4-track created a strong interest for studio recording. After studying at Paul McCartney’s Liverpool Institute of performing arts, she moved to London and pursued a career in music.

Kate’s debut album, the critically acclaimed Melankton, was first released in March 2006 and then licensed to Universal Republic USA in 2007. Havnevik has successfully utilized two Pledge Music crowdfunding-campaigns to fund some of her albums, including You, 2011, and &I, 2015. Her music has been prominently featured in TV shows such as Grey's Anatomy, The O.C., and The West Wing and other shows. Later years Kate has focused on Film scoring and has composed music for a numerous short films, documentaries and a couple of feature films.




Kate Havnevik - Orchestral Music

Kate Havnevik - Electro-Acoustic Music




 Born in Oslo. 1975. Norwegian  

-BA Hons Degree in composition, songwriting, music production at LIPA, Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts, -Film Composition at HIL in Lillehammer. 

Film - Short - Documentary - Composer of original score
– Short – 2018 Directed by Ingvild Søderlind. Produced by Antipode Film A/S. |
NORA – Short- 2018 Directed by Meena Rathor, Produced by The End, Khalid Maimoun.
MENT – 2017 Short, Directed by Kristina Skamsar, Produced by Fjords TV
MIN SØSTER – 2017 Directed by Liv Joelle Barbosa Blad, Barbosa Blad Film
SERGEY KARJAKIN - 2016 Directed by Alexander Armas Kereklidis Turpin, Produced by Midgard Media, Jon Carlstedt
GENERATION MARS - 2016 Directed by Alexander Armas Kereklidis Turpin. Produced by Elisa Fernanda Pirir. Nominated for Student Academy Awards.
FEDRELANDET - 2016 Directed by Olafur Sneibjornsson Produced by HIL
GLEDESSPREDEREN - 2015 Directed by Emil Pettersen Produced by Emil Pettersen
MORMOR OG DE ÅTTE UNGENE - 2013 Full length Feature Directed by Lisa Marie Gamlem               Produced by PARADOX
JODIE – 2005 UK. Directed by Dusan Tolmac, Produced by Tom Thorley
BARN I KAMBODIA – (Save the Children) 2000. Directed by Elisabeth Nord, Produced by NRK
JEG ELSKER DEG – 2001. Directed by Elisabeth Nord, Produced by TV2, NO.

Soundtrack – Film - TV
film soundtrack, songwriter/performer “New Day”. 2013 Germany. Directed by Katja von Garnier Produced Constantin Film Produktion, SamFilm Produktion
GREY’S ANATOMY (TV Series, USA) Songwriter/Performer - 10 episodes, between 2006 – 2015
WEST WING (TV Series, USA) Songwriter/performer: "Strangelove", 2006.   
COMMANDER IN CHIEF (TV Series, USA) Songwriter/performer: "Travel In Time". Produced by ABC, Touchstone Television, Battleplan Productions. 2006.
IN JUSTICE (TV Series, USA) Songwriter/performer: "Nowhere Warm". 2006, S1E03-GoldenBoy, Produced by Touchstone Television.
THE O.C. (TV Series, USA) Songwriter/performer: "Travel In Time". 2007, S3E07-The Anger Management, Produced by Wonderland Sound and Vision, Warner Bros.
WINDFALL (TV Series, USA) Songwriter/performer: "Nowhere Warm". Produced by NBC, 2007.
JUST MY LUCK film soundtrack, songwriter/performer “Only This Moment”, 2006, USA, directed by Donald Petrie, Produced by New Regency Pictures

Composing for stage
(Childrens Opera) 2014, Composer of 10 songs. Directed by Nils Petter Mørland, Produced by DKS Oppland, Vilde Kamfjord.
THE KNOTS (Contemporary dance) 2010. Composer. Directed by Kathrine Bølstad Kompani. Produced by Dansens Hus, Oslo.

Other releases
&i - Kate Havnevik Album (Continentica Records, DaWorks Records.) 2015
Residue - Kate Havnevik Album (Continentica Records, DaWorks Records.) 2014
YOU - Kate Havnevik Album (Continentica Records, DaWorks Records.) 2012
Melankton - Kate Havnevik Album (Continentica Records, Universal Republic.) 200

Collaboration as Kate Havnevik

KANONPRISEN 2014: Composer, MORMOR OG DE ÅTTE UNGENE - Feature Film Directed by Lisa Marie Gamlem. Produced by PARADOX

Membership & Positions
Amanda Film Awards, Norway, Jury 2018 and 2019 

Camille, European Film Composer Award, 2018. 

HARPA Award, Norwegian nomination Jury 2018/2017/2016 

Grand Scores Awards, Norwegian nomination Jury/2017/2016 

GULLRUTEN awards Fagjury music, Norway, 2018/2017/2016/2015 

Member of NOPA, the Norwegian Composers Association, BOARD MEMBER. 


Member of GramArt, performer association Norway. BOARD MEMBER.