Studied bassoon with K. Bjærke and T. Nedberg at the Norwegian State Academy of Music
and with R. Birnstingl at "Conservatoire de musique de Geneve" in Switzerland.
He continued his studies with G. Brooke in London and V. Popov in Moscow.
Since 1981 he has been the principal bassoonist of the Stavanger Symphony Orchestra,
a position he also held for a period in 1988 with the Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra.
Rønnes was the first Norwegian Bassoonist to receive support from NorConcert - the Concert Institute of Norway -
for his début concert at the University Aula in Oslo in 1985, which received excellent critical acclaim.
Rønnes has established himself as a highly regarded chamber musician and as an ardent advocate of Norwegian contemporary music.
Several Norwegian composers have dedicated works to him, which have resulted in several CD-recordings.
He is in much demand as a soloist in Europe, Russia, China and USA.
He has given bassoon masterclasses in several music universities in Scandinavia,
France , China and Russia ( Tschaikowsky - Conservatory, Moscow.)
In addition to his career as a musician Rønnes works as a composer and is a member of the Society of Norwegian Composers.
His works have been performed in many countries around the world and are constantly attracting a wider audience.
He has received several commissions funded through the Norwegian Cultural Council.
From 1980 and up to now Rønnes have restored about 30 works from different composers.
His major projects has been restorations of works by Harald Saeverud (from 1980-2000) partly together with the composer
and Arvid Kleven (2000-2005) which have resultet in several CD recordings by
Stavanger Symphony Orchestra at the CD label BIS.
From August 2006 to 2009 he has been appointed main lecturer in bassoon at
The Norwegian Academy Of Music, Oslo.
Since May 2007 he was awarded the
Governments Grants and Guarantee
Income for Artists for 2 years.
Rønnes will do research in Norwegian music for bassoon by
restoring and performing forgotten music for bassoon.
My personal website is my YouTube Channel, where I have recorded and created over 460 recordings.
Here is the link: