Eirik Hoel Sandvik is currently acting solo flute of the Vefsn-Ensemble and Helgeland Sinfonietta in Mosjøen, Norway. He regularly plays recitals as a chamber musician and a soloist.
From 2015 to 2017 Eirik toured extensively in the Barents region as a member of the contemporary music ensemble Arctic Sinfonietta. This included several projects as principal flute in collaborations with Arkhangelsk State Chamber Orchestra.
Eirik has worked closely with renowned accordeonist Evelina Petrova on Tromsø International Film Festival (TIFF). As a member of Achmed Band he has played concerts in Saint Petersburg, Moscow and several other Russian cities on tour with TIFF.
His CV includes performances and engagements with orchestras and ensembles like Stavanger Symphony Orchestra, Arctic Philharmonic, Tromsø Chamber Orchestra, Royal Flemish Philharmonic, The Norwegian Cathedral Ensemble, NYCMF Soloist Ensemble, MiNensemblet and Ensemble Noor.
On several occations he has stepped in as Reed 1 on Scenekvelder's productions of musicals at the Oslo theatre Folketeateret.
As a teacher Eirik has been invited to hold masterclasses at L'École Normale de Musique de Paris "Alfred Cortot", he has taught privately in Norway and France and been responsible for flute and theory classes at Norwegian Band Association's summer courses in Harstad, northern Norway.
Eirik currently teaches flute at Vefsn Culture School and Mosjøen Senior High School, department of music.
Eirik holds a Master's Degree in Flute Performance from the University of Tromsø/Arctic University of Norway. He has been a student at The Norwegian Academy of Music (Oslo), Hochschule für Musik "Hanns Eisler" (Berlin), Royal Flemish Conservatory (Antwerp), University of Stavanger and is a former student of Lars Asbjørnsen, Vidar Austvik, Karin Venås (piccolo), Aldo Baerten, Peter Verhoyen (piccolo), Benoît Fromanger and Torkil Bye.
During his time in Belgium Eirik was the principal flute on Antwerp Symphony Orchestra's Orchestra Academy.
The summer of 2022 Eirik will be teaching flute and chamber music at Toppen International Music and Orchestra Academy and performing at the Festspillene på Helgeland Festival.