Tag Archives: piano

Christian Ihle Hadland receives classical music award

Pianist Christian Ihle Hadland was awarded the grant at Statoil’s autumn concert on Monday, Nov.16. (Photo: Trond A. Isaksen)

The 26-year-old pianist Christian Ihle Hadland has been named the young classical music talent of the year for 2009 and awarded a grant by Statoil worth NOK 1 million. Each year Statoil awards a grant to a talented young classical musician who is selected by an independent jury. The purpose of the NOK 1 million grant ...

Andsnes opens Lincoln Center’s New Visions series

Leif Ove Andsnes and Robin Rhode riffing on Musorgsky’s masterwork  photo by Tore Zakariassen

Visual artist Robin Rhode and pianist Leif Ove Andsnes will present the world premiere of Pictures Reframed at Alice Tully Hall Nov. 13 and 14. The unique performance of Musorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition opens Lincoln Center's New Visions series. While visiting North America,  the Norwegian pianist will also perform in North Carolina, Washington DC, as well as ...

Alexander Rybak still favorite in Eurovision betting odds

Alexander. Photo: NRK.

  With just a month to go until Eurovision there is still a very strong favorite in the Eurovision 2009 betting odds in the shape of Norwegian Alexander Rybak.  The 54th Eurovision Song Contest will take place in Morsow, Russia from May 12. The Grand Final will take place om May 16. Norway and Alexander Rybak have always been ...

Putting Solo Careers Aside to Work a Stage Together

Christian Tetzlaff and Leif Ove Andsnes

In chamber music it is often hard to say what makes a particular pairing of players succeed. The German violinist Christian Tetzlaff and the Norwegian pianist Leif Ove Andsnes routinely take time from their thriving solo careers to play duo recitals. I wonder if even they could explain why they hit it off so well. But ...

The Singing Neighborhood

Interview with Øystein Fevang, musician, singer, conductor and man of culture By Marit Fosse Geneva, Switzerland Norwegian American Weekly Lately, the Norwegian TV audience has been thrilled by a new documentary series: “The Singing Neighbourhood.” The plot is simple: turn a group of amateurs into a high-level choir in less than 10 weeks, and make them capable ...