After five years in Italy, it was time to turn our noses back home. I had already sold some of my first violins in Norway, and tried to the best of my ability to gain a foothold in the Norwegian music scene. I found a nice workshop room in Therese Street, where I still live. Already after two years in Oslo, I decided to focus exclusively on new construction of string instruments. I was so lucky to be able to build instruments for both Arve Tellefsen and Truls Mørk after a short time in the capital, which gave me a “flying start”.