Born in 1982 in Oslo/Norway. Kristine Tjøgersen studied composition with Prof. Carola Bauckholt at the Anton Bruckner Privatuniversität für Musik in Linz/Austria and clarinet with Prof. Hans Christian Bræin at the Norwegian Academy of Music Oslo.
Her works have been performed, among others, by Arditti Quartet (UK), SWR Symphonieorchester, WDR Sinfonieorchester, ensemble recherche, Plus-Minus Ensemble, BIT-20 Ensemble, Oslo Sinfonietta, Pinquins, Bruckner Orchester Linz and Mimitabu at festivals like ECLAT, Musik21, KLANG, Borealis, Only Connect festival, Ultima festival and Nordic Music Days.
She was representing Norway at Rostrum for composers in Hungary in 2018 and at the World Music Days in Tallinn/Estonia in 2019. In 2019/20 she was a fellow at the Akademie der Künste in Berlin and in 2020 she was awarded the Arne Nordheim composer price. In 2020 she won the Pauline Hall prize for her orchestra piece Bioluminescence.
As a clarinetist she has performed at many of the major European new music festivals with the award winning ensembles Ensemble neoN, Tøyen Fil og Klafferi and asamisimasa. Tjøgersen has a special interest for music that combines sound and visuals, and investigates and explores how they interact with each other.