Mathias Hagen is a saxophonist and composer from Norway. He started with music at an early age and discovered the saxophone through the local marching band when he was nine. In his youth, he and his family lived in Nepal for five years, and during this time he was introduced to jazz, attending the Kathmandu Jazz Conservatory. Returning to Norway he continued persuing music at Vågsbygd VGS and Toneheim Folkehøgskole. He went on to study a bachelor in music performance at the Institute of Music and Dance in Stavanger, and a masters degree in music performance and composition at the The Academy of Music and Drama in Gothenburg. Her currently resides in Oslo where he spends his time playing concerts, writing music and teaching.
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