Ilene Ruth Chanon


Assistant Professor


The Grieg Academy – Department of Music


Vennligst ta kontakt for informasjon om horn-studiet ved Griegakademiet.

If you have questions about the horn program at Grieg Academy, please contact me :

Cell (47) 926 57 213



See a complete overview of publications in Cristin.

DAVID MASLANKA, Bergen Woodwind Quintet BIS CD-1228

JEAN FRANCAIX Quintets,Quartet, Divertissement BIS-SACD-2008


OYSTEIN SEVAAG Early Works, Siddharta records / BMG 74321 767262


Ilene Chanon is solo horn of the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, hornist of the Bergen Woodwind Quintet, and assistant professor in horn at the Grieg Academy of Music, University of Bergen. Originally from Los Angeles, Ms. Chanon received her Bachelor of Music Degree from the University of Southern California and her Master of Music Degree and Performer’s Certificate from the Eastman School of Music. She first came to Scandinavia in 1992 and has held solo horn positions in the Gothenburg Opera and Malmø Symphony Orchestra. In addition, Ms. Chanon served as guest Principal Horn for Opera Australia at the Sydney Opera House in 2002. Also, as a member of the Crown City Brass Quintet from 2002-2003, she performed in California and New York. With the Bergen Woodwind Quintet, Ilene has made recordings, performed throughout the USA and Europe, and played on numerous live radio broadcasts. She has presented master classes at various music schools including Peabody Conservatory , Northwestern University, Interlochen Arts Festival, and University of Minnesota.


Prior to moving to Scandinavia, Ms. Chanon held principal horn posts with the Chattanooga Symphony and the Orchestra of Santa Fe.  She was a soloist at the Nordic Hornfest 2013, Horn tutor and performing artist at BISYOC (Intercultural Youth Orchestra Exchange) 2012 and 2013, featured Artist and member of the Faculty at the 2008 Lieksa Brass Week in Finland, and a contributing artist at the 25th annual International Horn Society Workshop at Florida State University.


Ilene Chanon is currently on the Board of Directors for the Norwegian Horn Club and has served 6 years as head of the Artistic Committee and Audition Committee of the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra.