Øivind Nussle was born in 1962, and studied violin with Kaare Sæther in Oslo, before joining the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra at the age of 19. From 1984 to 1988, he studied with Professor Milan Vitek in Copenhagen, and in 1989 Nussle was appointed as a violinist by the Danish National Symphony Orchestra, and he also worked together with Collegium Musicum and several chamber groups for concerts on Danish radio.
Since 1994, Nussle has been based in Narvik where he has been violinist/primarius in the MiNensemblet ensemble. With an emphasis on chamber music, this has resulted in well over 1000 concerts both in Norway and abroad over the past 20 years.
In MiNensemblet, he has worked with Norwegian classical musicians such as Arve Tellefsen, Arvid Engegård and Eva Knardahl, while MiNensemblet has also worked extensively across genres, which has resulted in collaborations with artists including Bobby McFerrin, Halvdan Sivertsen and Susanne Lundeng, and concerts in New York, Bejing and Copenhagen, in addition to countless performances in Northern Norway. Nussle is also regularly engaged by the major Norwegian symphony orchestras, such as the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra and the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra.
In recent years, Øivind Nussle has also specialised in the performance of early music on original instruments, and has participated in master classes with figures such as Professor Richard Gwilt and Professor Mary Utiger. Nussle has performed several engagements for the Norwegian Baroque Orchestra, and has played together with Bjarte Eike and Barokksolistene in concerts and at festivals in Germany, Denmark and Norway, as well as working with Barokksolistene on two productions at the Norwegian National Opera.
Nussle has contributed to more than 50 CD recordings with the Danish National Symphony Orchestra, MiNensemblet and other artists, and has been a soloist with the Stavanger and Tromsø Symphony Orchestras.