Ane Marthe Sørlien Holen (b. 1983) is a Norwegian percussionist, educated at the Norwegian Academy of Music in Oslo, and The Royal Conservatory in Brussels. She finished her Master's degree in music performance in 2009. 

Ane Marthe works mainly with her own projects, and in 2016 she received the Government Grants for Artists for 2 years. She is a member of Pinquins, Ensemble neoN and Phaedra. Ane Marthes artistic work consists of various things including classical contemporary music, improvisation, composition and performance art (theatre etc.). She is constantly trying to challenge herself and her role as a percussionist, searching new expressions and ways to communicate with the audience.  She is a member of the Figure Theatre Group "Plexus Polaire" (NO/FR), and has recently collaborated with musicians and artists such as Christian Marclay, Lasse Marhaug, Christian Wallumrød, Ingvild Langgård, Guro Skumsnes Moe, Årabrot, Susanna, Ingri Fiksdal ++




2007 - 2009: Masters Degree in Music Performance, Norwegian Academy of Music

2006 - 2008: Exchange student at The Royal Conservatory in Brussels, Belgium

2002 - 2007: Bachelors Degree in Music Performance, Norwegian Academy of Music

1999 - 2002: Musikklinja (Music High School), Stange Videregående Skole


2017: Norwegian Grammy (Spellemann) 2016 for "neoN" with Ensemble neoN

2016-2017: Government Grants for Artists, 2 years work grant for younger artists

2014: Travel grant, Fund for Performing Artists

2013: Norwegian Grammy (Spellemann) for "The Forester" with Susanna & Ensemble neoN

2012: The Oslo Award for best performance - "Night Tripper" by Fiksdal/Langgård/Becker

2012: Travel grant, Fund for Performing Artists

2012: Government Grant for Artists (Diversestipend)

2009: 2nd Prize in Conoco Philips Competition

2007: Asbjørn Haugs Memorial Fund


2014: Darmstadt International Summer Course for New Music

2012: Darmstadt International Summer Course for New Music


2016: Ensemble neoN "neoN"

2016: MoE "Examination of the Eye of a Horse"

2016: Susanna "Triangle"

2015: Phaedra "Blackwinged Night"

2014: Nils Bech "One Year"

2013: Susanna & Ensemble neoN "The Forester"



Fixed member of Pinquins, Ensemble neoN & Phaedra

Casual member (substitute) in the following ensembles/orchestras:

The Norwegian Radio Orchestra, Cicada, Oslo Sinfonietta, Bodø Sinfonietta, The Norwegian Opera Orchestra, The Norwegian Wind Band, The Royal Norwegian Navy Band, The Norwegian Army Band (Mid-Norway), Norwegian Brass Expo. 

Dance/Theatre productions:

2015 - : Mørkerom/Chambre Noire (Yngvild Aspeli/Plexus Polaire)

2014 - : Majka, jenta frå verdsrommet (Mette Karlsvik, Julian Skar, Jon Tombre)

2013/2014: Aske (Yngvild Aspeli/Plexus Polaire)

2013: Coelacanth (Alan Lucien Øyen/Winterguest)

2012 - 2015: Night Tripper (Fiksdal/Langgård/Becker)

2011: Istialia (Fabula Rasa/Nationalteateret)


Ane Marthe has been a soloist with The Norwegian Radio Orchestra, Kvindelige Studenters Sangforening, Ensemble 96, and at several other occasions.

An-sprache by Robin Hoffmann. Performed at Cycle Music and Art Festival, Kópavogur, Iceland, August 2015.