Olav Berg, b. 1949 in Kvelde / Norway, studied with Antonio Bibalo and Lennox Berkeley. Initially he worked as a trumpeter in the band of the Norwegian Royal Navy, later he lectured in musical theory at the conservatory in Stavanger. Since 1981 he has been a self-employed composer. In 1995 the Sonatine was premiered by Dag Jensen in Rotterdam at the annual meeting of the International Double-reed Society, he recorded the work on CD for the Dabringhaus & Grimm label.