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About Trine Opsahl

Trine Opsahl is a Danish composer, harpist and therapeutic harp player. She composes and releases music for Celtic Harp and Cello.

Trine Opsahl has released three solo harp albums and three harp/cello duo albums with her daughter – cellist, composer and Josefine Opsahl.

Trine Opsahl’s music has been awarded a ROUNDGLASS MUSIC AWARD FOR A BETTER WORLD 2018, a silver medal from Global Music Awards in 2018 and has been nominated for a number of Zone Music Reporter awards in the USA.

Trine Opsahl is a pioneer of harp therapy in Denmark and works as a therapeutic harp player in two hospices, playing for the dying and their relatives. She is a Certified Therapeutic Harp Practitioner (CTHP), trained and certified within the International Harp Therapy Program.


Music

Trine Opsahl composes her own music. It is melodic, harmonious, inspired by Nordic-Celtic folk tone, and ideally suited for therapeutic work and relaxation. You can read some reviews here.

Listen to selected tracks in the player below or listen to Trine´s playlists on Spotify.

Trine Opsahl has issued 6 albums. The latest album, “The Infinite between Us” has just been released as a physical album and will be released digitally on 26 Feb 2021. Read more about the albums here and listen to some of the new tracks.

I probably heard your songs on my Kim Robertson or Andreas Vollenweider or other New Age stations on my Pandora radio. Now I have your Pandora station playing all day in my Counseling office to relax my clients (and me!!!).
I treat clients for mental illnesses and relationship problems. I was so happy to read about your work helping people in Hospice. God is really blessing you and others through you!!!
Thanks again for being a beautiful lover of people in a way that you reach so many!

Michael Govan, psychotherapist and counselor, Troy, Michigan, USA

NEW ALBUM OUT NOW! “The Moon Stays Bright” out for physical sale

Trine Opsahl just released a new album with own compositions. It carries 9 solo pieces for Celtic Harp and 3 pieces for harp/cello duo. Some of the solo pieces are improvisations.

The album is currently only available as a physical CD but will be released digitally later on Spotify, Apple Music etc.

The Moon Stays Bright is a collection of enchanting melodies that beckon you to follow the inner paths of spiritual adventure, whispering riddles in the dark that only your heart can answer. The tunes have a dreamy quality − not aimless, but full of guiding vision pouring from the wellspring of cosmic mysteries. Listening to them brings you back into a certainty that the healing magic of Life will always carry us through even the darkest nights of the soul. This collection is a musical expression of the pilgrimage of the Unknown, a quest illuminated by the gentle and loving light of universal wisdom. Thank you for yet another wondrous album, a gift of healing to us all!

Signe Urdskilde, September 2021

New album “The Infinite between Us” released in January 2021

Trine Opsahl and her daughter Josefine Opsahl released their new album right after New Year 2021. Order your physical copies here.

I just want to say thank you so much for another amazingly beautiful and enriching album. I heard it last night in meditation and totally flowed into it. The reinterpretations of some of my absolute favorite songs (especially Eternity in a Song, The Nameless, In a Grain of Sand and Lightly Dance into the Morning) are delightfully beautiful and the new melodies as well as the energy of the CD I perceive as uplifting and (like all the other albums) inviting to a deep confidence in Life. The light from the notes falls gently inside me and nourishes the strength that is growing more and more in me. So THANK YOU to you and your daughter for the beauty you are and give.

Signe Urdskilde about the new album, December 2020

Listen to selected tracks:

Events and Booking

During the pandemic, many concerts and events have been cancelled. However, Trine has been booked for minor events and some virtual concerts.

Trine performs solo concerts with her Celtic harp, sometimes combined with talks about her work as a harp therapist.

She also performs with her daughter, accomplished cellist Josefine Opsahl.

You can learn more and send a booking request from here.


Awards

Trine Opsahl’s music has won a number of awards, most notably the Round Glass Music Award for a Better World in 2018 for the track “Drifting on Silky Clouds” together with cellist Josefine Opsahl.


Harp Therapy

Trine Opsahl plays her harp music in two Danish hospices in the Copenhagen area.

Journalist Jonas Erboe Rasmussen wrote in an article about Trine’s hospice work:

She sits up in bed. The resident. The two pillows fall from the neck to the loins. She gasps for breath. Inhales, exhales. Inhales, exhales, but slower.
She’s dying now. Trine does not bat an eyelid. She continues to play.
Her eyes are closed, but she sees everything. Feels the atmosphere in the room, slows down the tempo of the music a bit. She knows she should not stop playing.

Jonas Erboe Rasmussen