Norway’s annual music industry awards show called Spellemannsprisen started off with complaints from top classical artists like pianist Leif Ove Andsnes, and ended in scandal over the weekend, after one winning pop band made a racial slur against their prize presenters.
In advance of performances of Beethoven Piano Concerto no. 3 in Philadelphia on 19,20 and 21 January Leif Ove talks to Playbill in a feature where various artists weigh tradition and innovation when interpreting Beethoven. "How then does a conductor or a performer in the 21st century interpret a work…
The nominees for the 2011 Grammy Awards were announced live on CBS on Wednesday night and Leif Ove Andsnes' recording of Rachmaninov Piano Concertos Nos 3 & 4 has received two nominations - for "Best Classical Instrumental Solo" to Leif Ove himself and for "Best Engineered Album, Classical" to Arne…
The British Composer Awards (BASCA) has announced its annual awards this week in London. Each year the awards - which naturally concentrate on British composers - chooses one foreign composer for the International Award. Danish composer, Bent Sørensen has been awarded the honour this year for his composition "La Mattina"…
Each year the New York Times selects 25 discs from the year's releases for their "Holiday Gift Guide" and Leif Ove's recordings are no newcomers to this list.
Just in the last two years his recordings of Rachmaninov Piano Concertos Nos. 3 & 4 and "Shadows of Silence"…
Norway’s Bergen's Tidende newspaper reports on SKGJ's major new sponsorship package for the Bergen Philharmonic, Bergen Festival and Leif Ove Andsnes.
"For første gang har Stiftelsen Kristian Gerhard Jebsen valgt å støtte kulturformål. Milliongaven på til sammen 19 millioner kroner fordeles mellom Bergen Filharmoniske Orkester (BFO) som får 12,1 millioner…