The pianist, music director for the 66th edition, will perform with Marc-André Hamelin. Another highlight: the experiential 'Inuksuit.' The celebrated Norwegian pianist Leif Ove Andsnes is rarely in one place for long. In May alone, he was set to perform in major concert halls in New York, Norway, Italy, Switzerland,…
On the occasion of this year's Bergen Festival Leif Ove Andsnes inaugurated a new Steinway piano which is part of a major sponsorship package to the Bergen Philharmonic from the Stifelsen Kristian Gerhard Jebsen.
"Its fun to be the first person to play the piano" commented Leif Ove…
The NHK Symphony Orchestra - Japan's most famous professional orchestra - announced that Leif Ove Andsnes has been voted as the Most Memorable Soloist of 2011. The voting, which takes place over a period of 3 months, comes from the audience who particularly appreciated Leif Ove's performances of Rachmaninov's Piano…
Leif Ove Andsnes and Matthias Goerne are about to team up for a US recital tour performing works by Shostakovich and Mahler, a programme which they performed together at the Salzburg and Verbier Festivals last summer. Starting on 23 April the duo can be heard in San Francisco, St Paul,…
Johann Sebastian Bach's Goldberg Variations has become an iconic monument in Western music. On one level, it's simply a beautiful keyboard work, and on another, it's a Rubik's Cube of invention and architecture.
From its apocryphal back story (based on a count's sleepless nights), to its labyrinthine structure,…
The Boston Globe takes a look at the "Discordant Note" in the classical division of the Grammy Awards
“The classical division of the Grammy Awards has suffered as much as any by the reduction in categories this year from 109 to 78. Where there used to be 11 classical…