Marius Ulfrstad

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameMarius Leonhard Moaritz•Ulfrstad (Ulvestad-)
Used nameMarius•Ulfrstad
Born11 September 1890 in Borgund, Ålesund (NOR)
Died29 October 1968 in Oslo (NOR)
NOC Norway

Biography

After getting his musical training in Christiania (Oslo), Marius Ulfrstad was a student of Maurice Ravel in Paris and Ottorino Respighi in Roma. He re-established and led the Musikk-Akademiet in Oslo in 1922, founded the Unge Tonekunstneres Samfund (Young Music Artist Society) in 1922, and was a co-founder of the Norwegian Section of the International Society for Contemporary Music. Ulfrstad made his début as a composer in 1919. His opus includes two concerts, five symphonies, works for choirs (including Arnljot Gelline [1932]), music for theatre (Munken Vendt [1939]), and numerous songs which were noted for their richness of melody. A number of his works are lost or were destroyed in a fire in 1943. His music was inspired by the landscapes and cultural history of Scandinavia and the Arctic. In 1936, Ulfrstad was granted an artist’s stipend from the Norwegian government.

The title Chant de Sport is listed twice in the catalog of art competitions. Accordingly, it can be assumed that two songs with the same title were submitted.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1924 Summer Olympics Art Competitions NOR Marius Ulfrstad
Music, Open (Olympic) AC
1928 Summer Olympics Art Competitions NOR Marius Ulfrstad
Music, Compositions For Solo Or Chorus, Open (Olympic) AC
Music, Compositions For Solo Or Chorus, Open (Olympic) AC
Music, Instrumental And Chamber, Open (Olympic) AC
Music, Instrumental And Chamber, Open (Olympic) AC
Music, Instrumental And Chamber, Open (Olympic) AC