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"TO HOPE: LEIF OVE ANDSNES AND FRIENDS IN ROSENDAL 2020" - NRK TV BROADCAST ON 11 OCTOBER
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“Mozart Momentum 1785” is out today!

“Mozart Momentum 1785” is out today!

Leif Ove Andsnes’s New MCO Mozart Recording for Sony Classical is released today! The first volume of Mozart Momentum 1785/1786, his second project as the inaugural Artistic Partner of the Mahler Chamber Orchestra (MCO), the new album explores one of the most creative...

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2021 Rosendal Chamber Music Festival, 5 – 8 August

2021 Rosendal Chamber Music Festival, 5 – 8 August

“From my Homeland” is the title of this year’s Rosendal Chamber Music Festival, which takes place from 5 - 8 August and focuses on the music of Antonin Dvořák. Over four days, Leif Ove Andsnes and guest artists will explore the great Czech composer’s works and look at...

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MOZART MOMENTUM GATHERS SPEED

MOZART MOMENTUM GATHERS SPEED

On this day - 9 March - in 1785, Mozart completed his Piano Concerto No. 21 in C major, K.467. Whilst the ink was still wet the parts were being copied for the concerto’s premiere which took place the very next day. Both Piano Concerto Nos. 20 and 21 were composed for...

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Danish Radio P2 Prize for Bent Sørensen album

Danish Radio P2 Prize for Bent Sørensen album

Danish Radio P2 unveiled the winners of P2 Prisen (P2 Music Award). The prize Album of the Year, New classical was awarded to Bent Sørensen's album Concertos, which presents three highly evocative instrumental concertos, written for and performed by three soloists...

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Wintermezzo in Bergen

Wintermezzo in Bergen

Throughout most of January and February Leif Ove Andsnes was scheduled to perform in the USA. With all of those engagements now cancelled, Norwegian presenters have been quick to invite him to perform on his home turf instead. Andsnes is currently a guest of the...

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LEIF OVE ANDSNES appears on PBS’s Articulate with Jim Cotter

LEIF OVE ANDSNES appears on PBS’s Articulate with Jim Cotter

“From Isolation to Ovation,” For some people, the spotlight is inevitable; Leif Ove appears on PBS TV's Articulate with librettist Royce Vavrek and host Jim Cotter. Besides airing on PBS TV stations, the episode will be available for streaming on the Netowrk’s...

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ÄLSKADE MOZART

ÄLSKADE MOZART

Tune in this Friday (9 October at 19.00 CET) to watch Leif Ove Andsnes and the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra perform Mozart's Piano Concertos Nos. 21 and 24. Also on the programme are Saariaho's Vers toi qui es si loin and Adès' Thee Studies from Couperin....

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GRIEG GETS HIS BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION TONIGHT WITH AUDIENCE

GRIEG GETS HIS BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION TONIGHT WITH AUDIENCE

The original plan – before corona virus hit – was for Leif Ove Andsnes and the Bergen Philharmonic to perform Grieg’s Piano Concerto as the final concert in the orchestra’s season before setting off on a tour of Asia. Now almost 3 months since the start of lockdown...

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2020 ROSENDAL FESTIVAL CANCELLED

2020 ROSENDAL FESTIVAL CANCELLED

This year’s Rosendal Chamber Music Festival, which was scheduled to take place from 6 - 9 August, has become the latest casualty in the ever-increasing list of cancellations this summer, due to the current pandemic and government limitations on gatherings. The...

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2020 ROSENDAL FESTIVAL PROGRAMME LAUNCHED

2020 ROSENDAL FESTIVAL PROGRAMME LAUNCHED

“When we talk about Beethoven we tend to focus on the grand, the struggle, the revolutionary. Yet there is also so much tenderness, intimate confessions, humour and ambiguity in his music. My hope is that we will experience the outstanding diversity of this...

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SCHUMANN ALBUM NOMINATED FOR A GRAMMY

Matthias Goerne and Leif Ove Andsnes’ recording of Schumann’s Liederkreis  Op 24 and Kernerlieder has been nominated for a Grammy in the Best Classical Solo Vocal category.  The recording was also recently named Vocal Recording of the Year 2019 by both Australia’s...

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WINTER MASTER CLASSES IN BERGEN – APPLICATIONS OPEN

Folllowing the huge success of this month's Jiri Hlinka Piano Academy masterclasses in Bergen, applications have now opened for the winter masterclasses which take place from 28 January - 4 Febrary 2020. Joining Leif Ove Andsnes for these masterclasses are fellow...

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REVIEW HIGHLIGHTS: OSLO PHILHARMONIC 100TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR

Leif Ove Andsnes and the Oslo Philharmonic have returned home this week following a triumphant European tour with chief conductor Vasily Petrenko, celebrating the orchestra’s 100th birthday.  Central to the programme was Grieg’s piano concerto - which also featured in...

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CHICAGO CLASSICAL REVIEW: “A FRESH ACCOUNT” OF GRIEG

"Edvard Grieg’s Piano Concerto in A minor has been a concert hall mainstay since its 1869 Copenhagen debut. In recent decades the concerto has lost some of its formerly ineradicable status, the work’s big melodies and extrovert solo part seemingly too accessible and...

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GRIEG AND MOZART CONCERTOS ON THREE CONTINENTS IN 2019-20

Concertos by Grieg and Mozart figure prominently in Leif Ove Andsnes’s programming this season. As 2019-20 Artist-in-Residence of Sweden’s Gothenburg Symphony, the celebrated Norwegian pianist launches the orchestra’s season with performances of Grieg’s Piano...

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GRIEG AND MOZART CONCERTOS ON THREE CONTINENTS IN 2019-20

Concertos by Grieg and Mozart figure prominently in Leif Ove Andsnes’s programming this season. As 2019-20 Artist-in-Residence of Sweden’s Gothenburg Symphony, the celebrated Norwegian pianist launches the orchestra’s season with performances of Grieg’s Piano...

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NRK RADIO IN ROSENDAL:“DA SJOSTAKOVITSJ KOM TIL BYGDA”

For fjerde år på rad var vakre Rosendal i Hardanger åsted for Norges beste og mest interessante kammermusikkfestival. I år var musikken publikum fikk oppleve alt annet enn rosenrød. Temaet for årets festival var Dmitri Sjostakovitsj, komponisten som har blitt stående...

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RUSSIAN GAZETTE IN ROSENDAL: “SHOSTAKOVICH IN THE FJORDS”

"Established four years ago in Rosendal - the only Barony in Norway,  two hours from Bergen, where until that time Leif Ove Andsnes had come for more than two decades to give his most cherished and spiritually important concert of his season - this festival was...

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GRIEG, ANDSNES AND CONCERTO COPENHAGEN

On 24 August, Leif Ove Andsnes and Concerto Copenhagen join forces for a special performance of Grieg's Piano Concerto at Tivoli: "Edvard Grieg’s piano concerto represents for many people the ultimate, quintessential Norwegian music. Understandably enough, as the...

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BERGENS TIDENDE IN ROSENDAL: “VILL, VAKKER OG DRAMATISK”

"Det er vakkert og vilt i Rosendal. Det er storslåtte utsyn over fjorden, det er ruvende fjell, det er dramatisk vær som på få minutter veksler fra strålende sol til storm og høljende regn. Og nå i starten av august er det også vakkert, vilt og dramatisk innendørs....

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WELT AM SONNTAG: “THE MOUNTAIN SINGS IN ROSENDAL”

As this year's festival comes to an end, Germany's Welt am Sonntag talks to Leif Ove Andsnes about Rosendal's extraordinary history and beauty. "In Norway, if you say "Rosendal", then everyone smiles. Everyone combines it with some beautiful memories of the Versailles...

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LAST NIGHT AT THE PROMS

Leif Ove Andsnes' performance of Britten's Piano Conceto at the Proms last night with Edward Gardner and the BBC Symphony Orchestra is broadcast on BBCTV 4 tonight. Below are highlights of some of the today's reviews and audiences can listen to the live broadcast on...

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REVIEW HIGHLIGHTS FOR SCHUMANN ALBUM

"It is music for gourmets, Liederkreis op. 24 and Kernerlieder, both from Robert Schumann. The composer colors the poems of Heinrich Heine and Justinus Kerner brightly, but he goes even further. The piano part sings on when the voice is silent and finishes the melody,...

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FORCED TO CANCEL HIS UPCOMING PERFORMANCES

Leif Ove Andsnes is suffering from pneumonia and with enormous regret must withdraw from his concerts with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra in Frankfurt this week and in Berlin next Tuesday.  These were to have been the launch of his Mozart Momentum 1785/1786 project with...

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UPDATE ON MOZART MOMENTUM 1785/86 MAY TOUR

Leif Ove Andsnes is recovering from pneumonia and with enormous regret must withdraw from his remaining concerts on the Mozart Momentum 1785/1786 tour with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra in France and Portugal. This tour was to have been the launch of his Mozart...

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“GETTING UNDER MOZART’S SKIN”

"Four years after the end of the colossal Beethoven Journey, Norwegian pianist Leif Ove Andsnes is preparing to live with Mozart ..." reports Le Figaro today. Read the full interview in advance of the launch of MOZART MOMENTUM 1785/86 - Leif Ove Andsnes' new project...

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ROSENDAL FESTIVAL 2019 – “DSCH”

For the fourth Rosendal Chamber Music Festival, Leif Ove Andsnes, has chosen the title “DSCH” – the musical signature of Dmitri Shostakovich. Over four days from 8 - 11 August, Andsnes and this year’s guest artists will perform a wide spectrum of the Russian...

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MESSAGE FROM LEIF OVE ON UPCOMING TOUR DATES:

"I am sorry to have to confirm what some of you may have already read elsewhere.  Due to an elbow injury that will require additional time to fully heal, I am compelled to cancel my US recital tour, which was to have begun later this week, as well as my concerto dates...

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FORCED TO CANCEL HIS UPCOMING PERFORMANCES I

It is with sincere regret that Leif Ove Andsnes finds himself forced to cancel his upcoming performances in Brussels (16 Dec), Moscow (18 Dec), and St. Petersburg (19 Dec). He is indisposed with an elbow injury, but looks forward to returning to the concert stage...

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ARTIST OF THE WEEK

Belgium's Klara Radio features Leif Ove Andsnes as "Artist of the Week" as he embarks on a new recital tour which takes him to Paris, Frankfurt, Brussels, Moscow and St Petersburg. Leif Ove continues the recital tour in the New Year with performances in Boston, La...

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“BRAHMS TO SAVOR, TO REVEL, TO SIT BACK AND ENJOY.”

Leif Ove Andsnes’ tour this month with the Staatskapelle Dresden and Herbert Blomstedt has received an outpouring of touching reviews paying tribute to the 91 year old conductor and his partnership with both orchestra and pianist. Listen to the live radio broadcast...

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GRAMOPHONE FEATURES “THE 50 GREATEST BEETHOVEN RECORDINGS”

Following Gramophone's focuses on the 50 greatest Mozart, Bach, Chopin and Handel recordings, the magazine has now gathered 50 of the finest recordings of Beethoven's music – Gramophone Award-winning albums, Recordings of the Month and Editor's Choice discs, from...

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“WITH TENDER TOUCH”

Classicalsource.com reviews Leif Ove Andsnes' Chopin album "Andsnes commands immediately with the opening of the G-minor Ballade, a man with a firm opinion as to how this music goes. From dramatic introduction to elfin dexterity via lyrical song, there is a story to...

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BBC MUSIC MAGAZINE: EDITOR’S CHOICE

This month's BBC Music Magazine has chosen Leif Ove Andsnes' Chopin disc as Editor's Choice in the Instrumental category: "Revealingly, Leif Ove Andsnes remarks in the liner notes that Chopin’s Ballades ‘are so difficult to perform because everything is transitional’....

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“MAGNETIC CHOPIN”

Leif Ove Andsnes' new Chopin album continues to attract international attention. Here are highlights of some of the most recent reviews. La Liberté, Switzerland: "Magnetic Chopin: This is the value of great scores: they allow themselves to be reinterpreted, always...

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ARTIST OF THE WEEK

Belgium's Klara Radio features Leif Ove Andsnes as "Artist of the Week" as he embarks on a new recital tour which takes him to Paris, Frankfurt, Brussels, Moscow and St Petersburg. Leif Ove continues the recital tour in the New Year with performances in Boston, La...

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BELGIAN RADIO’S CD OF THE WEEK

Leif Ove Andsnes' new Chopin album has been chosen as CD of the Week by Belgian National Radio (VRT) with the comments: "Leif Ove Andsnes combines the four ballads of Chopin with three of his nocturnes, and that seems a rather unusual and illogical combination. But...

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GRAMOPHONE FEATURES “THE 50 GREATEST BEETHOVEN RECORDINGS”

Following Gramophone's focuses on the 50 greatest Mozart, Bach, Chopin and Handel recordings, the magazine has now gathered 50 of the finest recordings of Beethoven's music – Gramophone Award-winning albums, Recordings of the Month and Editor's Choice discs, from...

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LAUNCH OF CHOPIN ALBUM

Leif Ove Andsnes' new album of Chopin is launched today on Sony Classical and the first revews have already started coming in: Radio Classique: "Andsnes brings to Chopin his unique sensitivity, a combination of modesty and introspective virtuosity.”                  ...

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“WAR AND PEACE IN NORWAY”

As summer ebbs we say farewell to another Rosendal Chamber Music Festival which, now in its third year, attracted artists and audiences from further and further afield, all of whom have taken home a little bit of Rosendal in their hearts. The packed four day event...

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NEW SONY CHOPIN ALBUM RELEASED SEPTEMBER 7, 2018

Chopin: Ballades & Nocturnes: On his first recording of the composer’s music in more than a decade,  Andsnes intersperses the Romantic master composer’s four Ballades – works immense in the range and power of their expression – with three of his nocturnes. Now...

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STRAVINSKY SHORTLISTED FOR GRAMOPHONE AWARD

Leif Ove Andsnes and Marc André Hamelin's recording of Stravinsky on Hyperion has been shortlisted for a Gramophone Award.  The nomination in the Instrumental category is in competition with Murrah Perahia, Nelson Freire, Pierre-Laurent Aimard, Alexander Melnikov and...

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LOOKING FORWARD TO THE 3RD ROSENDAL FESTIVAL

Its exactly one week until the start of the third Rosendal Festival which Leif Ove Andsnes founded in the idyllic setting alongside a fjord on the west coast of Norway Joining Leif Ove on stage will be Matthias Goerne (baritone), Anna Prohaska (soprano), Kirill...

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STRAVINSKY TIPPED FOR ANNUAL PRIZES

Germany's influential jury of the Preis der Deutschen Schallpletten Kritik has singled out Leif Ove Andsnes and Marc-André Hamelin's Stravinsky album as one of the best recordings in its quartely appraisal of new releases, short-listing it for the annual coveted...

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“FOR TOP PIANIST ANDSNES, A QUEST FOR A PERFECT MOOD”

Agence France Presse interviews Leif Ove Andsnes in New York "When he sat down to his longtime goal of recording Chopin's famously demanding Ballades, the pianist Leif Ove Andsnes knew he had to choose the right space. "The Norwegian virtuoso, who has spent the past...

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LEIF OVE ANDSNES CONCLUDES HIS NEW YORK PHILHARMONIC RESIDENCY

Reviewing the final concert of Leif Ove Andsnes' residency with the New York Philharmonic, the New York Times wrote: "The pianists Daniil Trifonov, 27, and Leif Ove Andsnes, 48, are at very different places in their careers. But as both have had major presences in New...

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STEINWAY MAGAZINE FEATURES THE ROSENDAL FESTIVAL

“I DONT WANT to become bigger than this,” says Steinway Artist Leif Ove Andsnes, indicating the space around him, making a series of tight, vigorous circles with his hand as if to summon a small tornado. The gesture is apropos, given the contained, intense tornado of...

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BBC RADIO 3 BROADCASTS DEBUSSY FANTASIE

This season Leif Ove has been focusing on repertoire less often played, championing them wherever possible around the world.  These works include Rachmanionv's Fourth Piano Concerto, Britten's Piano Concerto and, most recently Debussy's Fantasie for Piano and...

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A LOOK BACK AT LEIF OVE ANDSNES’ INTERNATIONAL CAREER

Earlier this month the Stavanager Aftenblad dedicated their front page to Leif Ove Andsnes' return to the west coast Norwegian city and the feature, previously avaiable only on subscription, can now be read for free on the newspaper's website. It is a wonderful...

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BBC RADIO 3’S DISC OF THE WEEK

BBC Radio 3 has named Leif Ove Andsnes and Marc André Hamelin's new recording of Stravinsky "Disc of the Week". Here's a round up of highlights to date: You are listening to BBC Radio 3’s Record Review where a pair of pianos are about to get a sacrificial pounding on...

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THE END OF A RECITAL TOUR

Leif Ove Andsnes ended his European recital tour in Munich on Sunday night, the last of 14 concerts which has taken him from Spain to Switzerland, Austria, Great Britain, Germany, Netherlands, Italy and Belgium.   Following are a selection of the latest review...

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“REVEALING, REWARDING, CATHARTIC”

Classicalsource.com reviews the Sibelius album: "Cultured and committed, knowing what to showcase and when to prune, careful to weight, balance and colour, pursuing beauty and tone, mindful of chamber pointing and quasi orchestral texturing, Leif Ove Andsnes has come...

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“NRK LINDMO CELEBRATES LEIF OVE ANDSNES’ 30 YEAR CAREER”

It is 30 years since Leif Ove Andsnes made his debut in Oslo as a 17 year old pianist.  He visited NRK's leading talk show, Lindmo, this weekend to talk about life at home and on the road and performed from his new album of Sibelius piano works Click here to watch the...

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LEIF OVE ANDSNES’ EUROPEAN RECITAL TOUR

From October 23 to December 3, Leif Ove Andsnes will take a new recital programme on tour across Europe with performances in Spain, Switzerland, Austria, UK Germany, Holland, Italy and Belgium. The programme opens with five pieces by Sibelius which also feature in...

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“LEIF OVE ANDSNES BLAZES OUT A RACHMANINOFF RARITY”

The New York Times reviews Leif Ove's first concert with the New York Philharmonic in his Artists' Residence series " ... The superb pianist Leif Ove Andsnes, who has played and recorded the Rachmaninoff concertos to acclaim, has made a special cause of this curious...

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BACHTRACK.COM IN INTERVIEW WITH LEIF OVE ANDSNES

Bachtrack.com interviews Leif Ove about his new Sibelius album and his upcoming recital tour: Andsnes will be playing some of these Sibelius pieces in his upcoming recital at the Royal Festival Hall and around Europe, in a programme that also includes Beethoven,...

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LEIF OVE ANDSNES RETURNS TO NEW YORK

Celebrated Norwegian pianist Leif Ove Andsnes makes a welcome return to New York next week, when he launches his season-long tenure as Artist-in-Residence of the New York Philharmonic with accounts of Rachmaninoff’s rarely-programmed Fourth Concerto under Paavo...

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SIBELIUS ALBUM RECEIVES INTERNATIONAL ACCOLADE

Leif Ove Andsnes' new Sibelius album has reached No. 2 in the French classical charts and received glowing reviews from around the world in just the one month since its release.  Here are a few sample highlights: "like crystals of ice in the sunlight … Andsnes...

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SIBELIUS’ “PIANISTIC GEMS”

Highlights from the first reviews for Leif Ove Andsnes' new Sibelius album: “How could such beauties have escaped us? What didn’t we know about Sibelius's piano works ... Negligible compared to his orchestral corpus, really? No doubt we had not met the magician who...

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“MOZART IN PARADISE”

Following the second Rosendal Festival, which was dedicated to an exploration of Mozart's chamber music, the reviews are unanimous in their praise.  “Mozart in paradise" was the headline in Spain's El Pais newspaper which went on to comment "Leif Ove Andsnes and a...

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SIBELIUS IS NOW AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER!

I am happy to announce that my new album is now available for pre-order.  I was astonished that there could be a major composer out there with such beautiful, accessible music that people don’t know. These are intriguing works with the wonderful Sibelius qualities we...

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APPLICATION DATE FOR AUTUMN MASTERCLASSES EXTENDED TO 21 JULY

Due to popular demand, the application deadline for the Jiri Hlinka Academy Autumn Masterclasses has been extended to Friday 21 July to allow more time for students to apply during the summer vacation period. The masterclasses take place from 3 - 10 September in...

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“A GRAND SLAM MATCH OF CRACK PIANISTS”

Following rave reviews in Europe, Leif Ove Andsnes and Marc-André Hamelin continued their mammoth duo recital tour in the States performing in San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York, Chicago and ending in Washington on Monday night. This morning's Washington Post opened...

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JAPAN’S NHKSO’S “MOST MEMORABLE SOLOIST” AWARD

The NHK Symphony Orchestra - Japan's most famous professional orchestra - announced that Leif Ove Andsnes has been voted the Most Memorable Soloist of 2016 alongside Russian pianist Dennis Matsuev. The voting comes from the audience who particularly appreciated Leif...

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“MESMERISING PARTNERSHIP”

The Financial Times reviews Leif Ove Andsnes and Marc-André Hamelin's duo recital in London "Some artists achieve greatness by big competition wins, massive press campaigns, drop-dead good looks or a penchant for branding their name on everything from sneakers to...

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“THE IRRESISTIBLE POWER AND MOMENTUM OF A JUGGERNAUT”

The Guardian reviews Leif Ove Andsnes and Marc-André Hamelin's duo recital in London "A two-piano recital is a peculiar thing. It’s chamber music, but who’s playing what? On a small stage such as the Wigmore’s, with the two instruments slotted together like...

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SPRING TOUR WITH MARC-ANDRÉ HAMELIN

As winter comes to a close and there is the expectation of Spring in the air,  Leif Ove Andsnes is joining forces with Marc André Hamelin for a tour programme fittingly featuring Stravinsky's piano arrangement of The Rite of Spring and Concerto for Two Pianos as well...

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40TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR KICKS OFF LIVE ON BBC RADIO 3

Tonight Leif Ove Andsnes and the Norwegian Chamber Orchestra embark on a tour celebrating the orchestra's 40th birthday with performances in Geneva, La Chaux-de-Fonds, Lucerne, Basel, Amiens, London and Leeds. To launch the tour Leif Ove and the orchestra performed...

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JIRI HLINKA PIANO ACADEMY SPRING MASTERCLASS IN BERGEN

Applications are now open for the Professor Jiri Hlinka Piano Academy Spring Masterclasses which take place in Bergen from 22 - 26 May, culminatig in student concerts at both Barony Rosendal (24 May) and the Bergen Festival (26 May). Joining Leif Ove Andsnes are guest...

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JIRI HLINKA PIANO ACADEMY SPRING MASTERCLASS IN BERGEN

Applications are now open for the Professor Jiri Hlinka Piano Academy Spring Masterclasses which take place in Bergen from 22 - 26 May, culminatig in student concerts at both Barony Rosendal (24 May) and the Bergen Festival (26 May). Joining Leif Ove Andsnes are guest...

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“WITHOUT DOUBT THE MOST BEAUTIFUL WINTER”

Leif Ove Andsnes and Matthias Goerne have just returned from a mega journey with Schubert.  Performing "Die Schöne Müllerin" "Winterreise" and "Schwanengesang" in residencies in Brussels and Paris the reviews say it all: Bachtrack.com: "… Would this be the most...

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SUBLIME SCHUBERT

Leif Ove Andsnes is currently on tour with Matthias Goerne performing Schubert's epic song cycles in Brussels and Paris.  Reviewing their performance of Winterreise in Gstaad earlier this week Le Temps wrote:  "The great bass-baritone Matthias Goerne sang the most...

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LEIF OVE ANDSNES RETURNS TO MOZART

After a gap of several years Leif Ove Andsnes is returning to Mozart with a season packed with concerts and rounded off with a special tribute to the composer at this year's Rosendal Festival in August. Following a performance earlier this week in Munich of Mozart's...

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NRK TV AT THE FIRST ROSENDAL FESTIVAL

If you missed Norwegian TV's broadcast from the Rosendal Festival, audiences in both Norway and across the world can follow it on NRK-play. The feature will be broadcast again on "Hovedscenen" on NRK 2 on Saturday 3 September at 13.55 A wonderful documentary about the...

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LEIF OVE’S 2016-17 SEASON

After solo South American tour, Leif Ove collaborates with Marc-Andre Hamelin, Matthia Goerne, Berlin & Vienna Phiolharminics, and Boston Symphony: By way of an upbeat to the 2016-17 season, this month Leif Ove Andsnes embarks on his first solo tour of South...

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“THIS IS A UTOPIAN PLACE FOR UTOPIAN MUSICIANS”

theartsdesk at the Rosendal Festival: Schubert above a fjord: A half-Norwegian voyage around 1828 from Leif Ove Andsnes and friends "More than just a great and serious pianist, Leif Ove Andsnes is a Mensch. His special gift in recent years has been to bring young...

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DEBUT SOLO TOUR IN SOUTH AMERICA

Leif Ove Andsnes is currently in South America making his debut solo tour with performances in Brazil, Chile, and Argentina bringing audiences the same “thoughtfully varied recital program” (New York Times) of Sibelius, Beethoven, Debussy, and Chopin that drew raves...

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“ROSENDAL SHOULD BE EXPERIENCED”

Austria's Klassik Radio reports from the Rosendal Festival "Since the start of his successful career Leif Ove Andsnes has been a passionate chamber music performer. And this passion he shows yet again in a wonderful new festival which he just launched. "Central to the...

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“THE ENIGMATIC SCHUBERT”

Dagbladet reviews The Rosendal Festival The intensely beautiful landscape of the stately Rosendal Barony was filled with music. And not just any music, but with chamber music of the highest level. It sounds like a fantasy, or a pipe dream. But now its really there....

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SCHUBERT IN THE NORWEGIAN FJORDS

Bayerische Rundfunk reports from the Rosendal Festival and interviews Leif Ove Andsnes The Norwegian Fjords are wildly romantic. Surrounded by sea and mountains, it is here in Rosendal that pianist Leif Ove Andsnes has founded a new chamber music festival. Central to...

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“THE SOUND OF ROSENDAL”

Vårt Land reports on the first Rosendal Festival and its new acoustics "The beautiful village by the Hardanger Fjord has its roots in the Barony which dates from 1665. Leif Ove Andsnes has created a music programme which fits the setting - and literally created a new...

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“STRAIGHT TO THE HEART”

"With its remote location, splendid surroundings, quality-conscious programming and team of musicians … The Rosendal Chamber Music Festival has all it takes to become a new powerhouse in the the Norwegian chamber music world” writes Aftenposten. "In his first year in...

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“THE GIRLS TAKE OVER THE MANOR HOUSE”

"They are two of the young Norwegian string players that have been selected to perform at the first chamber music festival at the Barony in Rosendal" comments Vårt Land.  Frida Fredrikke Waaler Wærvågen (cello) and Guro Kleven Hagen (violin) have been invited to...

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“PERFECT DEBUT”

"The Rosendal Chamber Music Festival had a perfect debut on Thursday night with a full house, wonderful musicians and a magical moon over the farmstead" writes Rosendal's local newspaper Grenda.  

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ROSENDAL FESTIVAL COUNTDOWN

With just one week to go before the opening of the first Rosendal Chamber Music Festival, the previous occupants of the new concert hall are now happily roaming in the adjacent fields.  On Leif Ove’s visit last November, they were still very much at home in the old...

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“CONCERTO – A BEETHOVEN JOURNEY” IN TORONTO

Following a sell out screening of Concerto - A Beethoven Journey in New York which Leif Ove Andsnes attended, cinema lovers in Toronto can see the film at Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema tonight where director Phil Grabsky will be in attendance for a post-screening Q&A...

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ROSENDAL FESTIVAL COUNT DOWN

There are just three weeks to go before the Rosendal Festival begins and preparations are in full flow.  The new concert hall - converted from an old barn - is nearly complete and the famous rose garden is in full bloom. The festival - which sold out in just a few...

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UK CANCELLATIONS

Due to a back injury Leif Ove Andsnes has had to cancel his Piano Recitals at the Anvil Basingstoke (9 June) and London Barbican (10 June) A new date has been found on Monday 19 September for Leif Ove to give the same recital progrmame at the Barbican and he hopes to...

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A BRAHMS REUNION

In 2010 Leif Ove Andsnes teamed up with Christian Tetzlaff, Tabea Zimmermann and Clemens Hagen for a one-off performance at the Salzburg Festival which included Brahms' 1st Piano Quartet. "It was one of the most rewarding chamber music experiences I have ever...

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LEIF OVE ANDSNES TO RECEIVE HONORARY DOCTORATE FROM JUILLIARD

Leif Ove Andsnes has been chosen as one of five remarkable artists to receive honorary doctorates from the Juilliard School this year. The doctorates will be conferred at the conservatory’s 111th Commencement Exercises on Friday, May 20, when the Norwegian pianist...

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“BRAHMS PIANO QUARTETS, WITH A NEW BABY AS A CODA”

 "Sometimes troubling events cause an artist to withdraw from a performance at the last minute" wrote The New York Times. "But last week the superb violinist Christian Tetzlaff pulled out of an important concert at Carnegie Hall for a “very happy reason,” as the...

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CONCERTO – A BEETHOVEN JOURNEY, HITS U.S. THEATERS APRIL 8

Last summer saw the triumphant conclusion of “The Beethoven Journey,” Leif Ove Andsnes’s monumental four-season focus on the master composer’s music for piano and orchestra. Now, April 8 brings the first U.S. release of Concerto – A Beethoven Journey, a new...

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A NORWEGIAN AFFAIR IN LONDON

On 7 & 8 March Londoners get a rare opportunity to surround themselves in an all Norwegian programme when Leif Ove Andsnes plays three concerts at the Dulwich Picture Gallery, alongside the exhibited art work of Nikolai Astrup. “My introduction to the Dulwich...

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SELL OUT FIRST FESTIVAL!

Just 2 months after announcing the first Rosendal Festival, we are delighted to announce that the festival is close to being completely sold out - with just a few remaiing tickets available for the final concert on 14th August. Source: Rosendal Festival

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LEIF OVE LAUNCHES NEW CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL IN WEST NORWAY

Rosendal: After a one and a half hour journey from Bergen airport the “Hardangerfjord Express Boat” sails into harbour – a small village set in a green valley below the dramatic mountains that rise steeply behind it. Here in 1661 Ludwig Rosenkrantz and his young wife...

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BEST CLASSICAL MUSIC OF 2015

The Beethoven Journey has been singled out by both The New York Times and The Guardian as one of the best performances of the year in the States and the UK: The New York Times wrote: "Leif Ove Andsnes In a recent article, I questioned the wisdom of conductors...

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LEIF OVE LAUNCHES NEW CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL IN WEST NORWAY

Rosendal: After a one and a half hour journey from Bergen airport the “Hardangerfjord Express Boat” sails into harbour – a small village set in a green valley below the dramatic mountains that rise steeply behind it. Here in 1661 Ludwig Rosenkrantz and his young wife...

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“STILL BIG ON BEETHOVEN”

Vancouver's Georgia Straight interviews Leif Ove in advance of his recital this weekend "When the Georgia Straight reaches pianist Leif Ove Andsnes at his home in Bergen, Norway, he’s taking a respite from packing his bags for the North American tour that will bring...

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JAPAN HONOURS ANDSNES

Japan's leading music magazine - Record Geitjutsu - features Leif Ove on the cover as Artist of the Month 昨日発売の「レコード芸術」誌12月号で、レイフ・オヴェ・アンスネスが表紙&巻頭5ページのカラーインタビューを飾っています。...

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LEIF OVE ANDSNES EXPLAINS THE NEW SOLO RECITAL PROGRAM

Leif Ove returns to the stage this autumn with a solo program featuring works by Sibelius, Chopin, Debussy and Beethoven.  The recital tour takes Andnses across Europe and the States including performances in Helsinki, Rome, Dublin, Copenhagen, Vienna, Turin,...

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CELEBRATING 250 YEARS WITH “HARMONIEN”

The Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, better known as "Harmonien" at home in Norway, is among the world's oldest symphony orchestras, and this year celebrates its 250-year anniversary.  Leif Ove Andsnes joined the orchestra on stage for the gala concert this week and...

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FURTHER FILM SCREENINGS ACROSS THE UK

Following the initial success of "Concerto - A Beethoven Journey", Seventh Art has announced that further screenings will take place in select curzon cinemas across the UK which will be accompanied by a personal introduction by film maker Phil Grabsky: 27th September...

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“CONCERTO” SCREENINGS ACROSS THE UK FROM SEPTEMBER 7

"One of the highlights of the BBC Proms so far has been Leif Ove Andsnes’s Beethoven piano concerto cycle with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra" writes Gramophone Magazine, "and if you’re suffering withdrawal symptoms from music-making of such freshness and imagination,...

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THE END OF A JOURNEY

"After 55 cities, 22 countries, four years and three CDs, there was perhaps only one place for Leif Ove Andsnes's "Beethoven Journey" with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra to come to an end: with the Emperor Concerto in front of 6,000 people in the Albert Hall …"...

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“UTTERLY ABSORBING PERFORMANCES”

With the very last performance of The Beethoven Journey just a few hours from now, the musicians are getting in gear for what will be an emotional farewell. Meanwhile the UK critics have been paying tribute to the final residency in the four year project ... "The full...

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PROMS: PIANIST’S ‘INTENSE’ RELATIONSHIP WITH BEETHOVEN

BBC news meets Leif Ove in rehearsal in London as he prepares for the final prom "For Norwegian pianist Leif Ove Andsnes, his appearance at the BBC Proms on Sunday will mark the end of a "musical pilgrimage" which has seen him perform Beethoven exclusively for the...

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LIVE ON BBC RADIO 3 FROM LONDON

Listen in to BBC Radio 3's "In Tune" today at 17.30 GMT to hear Leif Ove live on air in advance of his first Prom concert with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra. Meanwhile all three proms concerts will be broadcast live on Radio 3 and streamed on the internet. No matter...

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10 QUESTIONS FOR PIANIST LEIF OVE ANDSNES

The Arts Desk interviews Leif Ove in advance of the London Proms "Though perhaps not quite the "long strange trip" once hymned by the Grateful Dead, Leif Ove Andsnes's Beethoven Journey has been a marathon undertaking. It has spanned four years, during which the...

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LEIF OVE ANDSNES FÅR EKSKLUSIVT PUBLIKUM

Close to 3000 tickets were sold in Bodø - in the far North of Norway - for Leif Ove and the Mahler Chamber Orchestra's Residence there this week, the penultimate leg of their journey. The sold out concerts took place in the brand new Stormen concert hall and was...

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JOURNEY’S END

This month sees the end to Leif Ove Andsnes and the Mahler Chamber Orchestra's four year long journey with Beethoven as it comes to conclusion in style with a residency in Bodø - in the very North of Norway -  which is immediately followed by a three concert residency...

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LEIF OVE CURATES AT THE BERGEN FESTIVAL

Theartsdesk.com reports from the Bergen Festival: "If this were only the kind of international festival you might get elsewhere – and it’s still a big “only” where Bergen’s flagship fortnight of theatre, dance, art and music is concerned – your correspondent would...

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“MY KEY TO A MODERN BEETHOVEN”

As the highly successful Asian tour came to an end this weekend, the UK press announced the start of ticket sales to this year's Proms including interview features with Leif Ove on BBC Radio 3's Music Matters  and in The Daily Telegraph: "The formidable Norwegian...

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RETURNING TO TOKYO WITH BEETHOVEN

Leif Ove Andsnes and the Mahler Chamber Orchestra are back on the road together taking the Beethoven Journey to Asia. With a packed tour which has so far included performances in Hong Kong, Tapei, Kaohsiung and a residency in Shanghai, the musicians perform tonight in...

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Beethoven Journey to Asia

Leif Ove Andsnes and the Mahler Chamber Orchestra are back on the road together taking the Beethoven Journey to Asia. With a packed tour which has so far included performances in Hong Kong, Tapei, Kaohsiung and a residency in Shanghai, the musicians perform tonight in...

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2015 BBC PROMS ANNOUNCED TODAY

For the grand finale of The Beethoven Journey, Leif Ove will be performing all five Beethoven Piano Concertos with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra over three nights at The Royal Albert Hall as part of the 2015 BBC Proms (23, 24, 26 July). Edward Blakeman, the director of...

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GRAMOPHONE’S TOP 10

The UK's Gramophone Magazine has chosen Volume 3 of The Beethoven Joureny amongst its top 10 recent recordings of Beethoven commenting 'The unanimity in the closing bars between Andsnes and his orchestra says it all. Having used up my stash of superlatives, all I can...

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AN EVENING TO REMEMBER

Last night's BBC Music Magazine Awards was a night to remember. First and foremost for the fact that Leif Ove and the Mahler Chamber Orchestra won both the "Concerto Award" and "Recording of the Year" for Volume 2 of the Beethoven Journey on Sony Classical. But the...

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FINAL VOTING FOR BBC MUSIC MAGAZINE AWARDS

If you haven't already voted for Leif Ove's nomination in the category of Best Concerto Recording for the BBC Music Magazine Awards, you have just two days left to do so. Voting closes on 28 February and the awards take place in London on 7 April. Click here to...

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ITUNES DELUXE EDITION OF THE BEETHOVEN JOURNEY

Now Available: exclusive iTunes Deluxe edition of The Beethoven Journey with two new bonus tracks. In addition to the Beethoven Piano Concertos Nos. 1-5 performed with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra, this new edition contains two Bagatelles (Op. 119 No. 8, and Op. 33...

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LE PIANISTE LEIF OVE ANDSNES SORT UN COFFRET BEETHOVEN

Check out RTL's podcast interview with Leif Ove in advance of his Paris Residency with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra next week Leif Ove Andsnes, a plus de 30 albums à son actif, et remplit toutes les salles de concert où il joue. À 45 ans, il a tout du gentleman : le...

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BREAKING THE SILENCE

Watch Euronews' feature on Feel the Music - "Breaking the silence for students with hearing difficulties" Source: Euronews

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LE FIGARO PREVIEWS THE PARIS RESIDENCY

"C'est une feuille de route qui donne le tournis: 4 ans, 27 pays, 108 villes, plus de 230 concerts! Leif Ove Andsnes n'est pas de ces pianistes qui enchaînent récitals ou concerts avec orchestre en variant le répertoire au gré de leurs envies. Comme certains chefs...

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BEETHOVEN NOMINATED FOR BBC MUSIC MAGAZINE AWARD

Volume 2 of the Beethoven Journey has been nominated for a BBC Music Magazine.  You can cast your vote on the BBC Music Magazine website before the deadline of 28 February. The winners will be announced at the Award Ceremony which will take place in London on 7 April....

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