Dan Styffe is a central figure in Norwegian music life. Although born in Sweden, his professional career has been based in Norway. He studied with Göran Nyberg, Knut Guettler and Gary Karr. He worked as Karr’s assistant 1981-82 before he accepted the position as Principal Bassist with The Norwegian Opera Orchestra and later the same position in The Norwegian Chamber Orchestra. Now Styffe is Co-Principal Bassist in Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra and Professor at The Norwegian Academy of Music and Barratt Due’s Institute of Music.
Styffe played many years in the chamber Ensemble Borealis and is regularly performing at international chamber music festivals and conventions as soloist and chamber musician. He records for SIMAX Classics. He gives Masterclasses around the world and he plays a Gasparo da Saló bass (approximately 1580) owned by Dextra Musica, Sparebankstiftelsen DnB NOR.