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Leif Ove Andsnes
The New York Times has called Leif Ove Andsnes “a pianist of magisterial elegance, power, and insight.” With his commanding technique and searching interpretations, the celebrated Norwegian pianist has won acclaim worldwide; the Wall Street Journal named him “one of the most gifted musicians of his generation.” Andsnes gives recitals and plays concertos in the world’s leading concert halls and with its foremost orchestras, besides being an active recording artist. An avid chamber musician, he served as co-artistic director of the Risor Festival of Chamber Music for nearly two decades, and was music director of California’s 2012 Ojai Music Festival. He was inducted into the Gramophone Hall of Fame in July 2013.
“One of the most gifted musicians of his generation”
Andsnes now records exclusively for Sony Classical. His previous discography comprises more than 30 discs for EMI Classics – solo, chamber, and concerto releases, many of them bestsellers – spanning repertoire from the time of Bach to the present day. He has been nominated for eight Grammys and awarded many international prizes, including six Gramophone Awards. His recordings of the music of his compatriot Edvard Grieg have been especially celebrated: the New York Times named Andsnes’s 2004 recording of Grieg’s Piano Concerto with Mariss Jansons and the Berlin Philharmonic a “Best CD of the Year,” the Penguin Guide awarded it a coveted “Rosette,” and both that album and his disc of Grieg’s Lyric Pieces won Gramophone Awards. His recording of Mozart’s Piano Concertos Nos. 9 and 18 was another New York Times “Best of the Year” and Penguin Guide “Rosette” honoree. He won yet another Gramophone Award for Rachmaninov’s Piano Concertos Nos. 1 and 2 with Antonio Pappano and the Berlin Philharmonic. A series of recordings of Schubert’s late sonatas, paired with lieder sung by Ian Bostridge, inspired lavish praise, as did the pianist’s world-premiere recordings of Marc-André Dalbavie’s Piano Concerto and Bent Sorensen’s The Shadows of Silence, both of which were written for him.
Andsnes has received Norway’s distinguished honor, Commander of the Royal Norwegian Order of St. Olav. In 2007, he received the prestigious Peer Gynt Prize, awarded by members of parliament to honor prominent Norwegians for their achievements in politics, sports, and culture. He is the recipient of the Royal Philharmonic Society’s Instrumentalist Award and the Gilmore Artist Award, and, saluting his many achievements, Vanity Fair named Andsnes one of the “Best of the Best” in 2005.
Leif Ove Andsnes was born in Karmøy, Norway in 1970, and studied at the Bergen Music Conservatory under the renowned Czech professor Jirí Hlinka. He has also received invaluable advice from the Belgian piano teacher Jacques de Tiège who, like Hlinka, has greatly influenced his style and philosophy of playing. He is currently an Artistic Adviser for the Prof. Jiri Hlinka Piano Academy in Bergen where he gives an annual masterclass to participating students. Andsnes lives in Bergen and in June 2010 achieved one of his proudest accomplishments to date, becoming a father for the first time. His family expanded in May 2013 with the welcome arrival of twins.
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Leif Ove Andsnes
New York Times kallar Leif Ove Andsnes “en pianist med eleganse, kraft og innsikt,” og Wall Street Journal “en av de mest begavede musikerne i sin generasjon.”
For sine fortolkninger og fremragende teknikk har Andsnes vunnet høy internasjonal anerkjennelse. Han gir konserter i verdens beste konsertsaler og med de fremste orkestre, samtidig som han bygger opp en omfattende diskografi. Som ivrig kammermusiker har han grunnlagt sin egen årlige kammermusikkfestival i Rosendal.
Han ble født på Karmøy i 1970, og studerte ved Bergens Musikkonservatorium, med den berømte tsjekkiske professor Jirí Hlinka som lærer. Han har også mottatt uvurderlige råd og impulser fra den belgiske klaverpedagogen Jacques de Tiège, som i likhet med Hlinka, har hatt stor innflytelse på hans musikalske stil og filosofi. Andsnes er for tiden kunstnerisk rådgiver for Prof. Jirí Hlinka Klaverakademi i Bergen, hvor han gir årlige mesterklasser for tilreisende studenter fra inn-og utland.
Andsnes er medlem av svenske Kungliga Musikaliska Akademien, og hedret med æresdoktorater ved New Yorks Juilliard School of Music og ved Universitetet i Bergen, byen hvor han bor med samboer og deres tre barn.
For sitt kunstneriske virke er Andsnes utnevnt til Kommandør av den Kgl. norske St. Olavs Orden.Blant hans mange norske og internasjonale priser kan nevnes Grieg Prisen, Peer Gynt-prisen, Royal Philharmonic Society Instrumentalist Award og Gilmore Artist Award. I 2013 ble han inkludert i Gramophone prestisjetunge “Hall of Fame.”
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