Leif Ove Andsnes
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Leif Ove Andsnes is a Norwegian
Norway
Norway , officially the Kingdom of Norway, is a Nordic unitary constitutional monarchy whose territory comprises the western portion of the Scandinavian Peninsula, Jan Mayen, and the Arctic archipelago of Svalbard and Bouvet Island. Norway has a total area of and a population of about 4.9 million...

 pianist
Pianist
A pianist is a musician who plays the piano. A professional pianist can perform solo pieces, play with an ensemble or orchestra, or accompany one or more singers, solo instrumentalists, or other performers.-Choice of genres:...

 and an ardent champion of the works of Edvard Grieg
Edvard Grieg
Edvard Hagerup Grieg was a Norwegian composer and pianist. He is best known for his Piano Concerto in A minor, for his incidental music to Henrik Ibsen's play Peer Gynt , and for his collection of piano miniatures Lyric Pieces.-Biography:Edvard Hagerup Grieg was born in...

.
He studied with Jiří Hlinka
Jiri Hlinka
Jiri Hlinka — Norwegian music teacher and composer of Czech origin.He graduated from Prague Academy of Music, was a student of Frantisek Rauch and Joseph Palenichek. From 1966, he started giving concerts, one which got him an acclaim from Russian people when he played Pyotr Tchaikovsky's music in...

 at the Bergen Music Conservatory and made his debut in Oslo
Oslo
Oslo is a municipality, as well as the capital and most populous city in Norway. As a municipality , it was established on 1 January 1838. Founded around 1048 by King Harald III of Norway, the city was largely destroyed by fire in 1624. The city was moved under the reign of Denmark–Norway's King...

 in 1987, in Britain at the Edinburgh Festival
Edinburgh Festival
The Edinburgh Festival is a collective term for many arts and cultural festivals that take place in Edinburgh, Scotland each summer, mostly in August...

 with the Oslo Philharmonic in 1989, and in the United States with the Cleveland Orchestra
Cleveland Orchestra
The Cleveland Orchestra is an American orchestra based in Cleveland, Ohio. It is one of the five American orchestras informally referred to as the "Big Five". Founded in 1918, the orchestra plays most of its concerts at Severance Hall...

 conducted by Neeme Järvi
Neeme Järvi
Neeme Järvi is an Estonian-born conductor.-Early life:Järvi studied music first in Tallinn, and later in Leningrad at the Leningrad Conservatory under Yevgeny Mravinsky, and Nikolai Rabinovich, among others...

 in 1990.

Andsnes has been nominated for the Grammy Awards four times (as of December 2004).
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Leif Ove Andsnes is a Norwegian
Norway
Norway , officially the Kingdom of Norway, is a Nordic unitary constitutional monarchy whose territory comprises the western portion of the Scandinavian Peninsula, Jan Mayen, and the Arctic archipelago of Svalbard and Bouvet Island. Norway has a total area of and a population of about 4.9 million...

 pianist
Pianist
A pianist is a musician who plays the piano. A professional pianist can perform solo pieces, play with an ensemble or orchestra, or accompany one or more singers, solo instrumentalists, or other performers.-Choice of genres:...

 and an ardent champion of the works of Edvard Grieg
Edvard Grieg
Edvard Hagerup Grieg was a Norwegian composer and pianist. He is best known for his Piano Concerto in A minor, for his incidental music to Henrik Ibsen's play Peer Gynt , and for his collection of piano miniatures Lyric Pieces.-Biography:Edvard Hagerup Grieg was born in...

.

Biography

He studied with Jiří Hlinka
Jiri Hlinka
Jiri Hlinka — Norwegian music teacher and composer of Czech origin.He graduated from Prague Academy of Music, was a student of Frantisek Rauch and Joseph Palenichek. From 1966, he started giving concerts, one which got him an acclaim from Russian people when he played Pyotr Tchaikovsky's music in...

 at the Bergen Music Conservatory and made his debut in Oslo
Oslo
Oslo is a municipality, as well as the capital and most populous city in Norway. As a municipality , it was established on 1 January 1838. Founded around 1048 by King Harald III of Norway, the city was largely destroyed by fire in 1624. The city was moved under the reign of Denmark–Norway's King...

 in 1987, in Britain at the Edinburgh Festival
Edinburgh Festival
The Edinburgh Festival is a collective term for many arts and cultural festivals that take place in Edinburgh, Scotland each summer, mostly in August...

 with the Oslo Philharmonic in 1989, and in the United States with the Cleveland Orchestra
Cleveland Orchestra
The Cleveland Orchestra is an American orchestra based in Cleveland, Ohio. It is one of the five American orchestras informally referred to as the "Big Five". Founded in 1918, the orchestra plays most of its concerts at Severance Hall...

 conducted by Neeme Järvi
Neeme Järvi
Neeme Järvi is an Estonian-born conductor.-Early life:Järvi studied music first in Tallinn, and later in Leningrad at the Leningrad Conservatory under Yevgeny Mravinsky, and Nikolai Rabinovich, among others...

 in 1990.

Andsnes has been nominated for the Grammy Awards four times (as of December 2004). He has won numerous awards, including the Hindemith
Paul Hindemith
Paul Hindemith was a German composer, violist, violinist, teacher, music theorist and conductor.- Biography :Born in Hanau, near Frankfurt, Hindemith was taught the violin as a child...

-Prize (1987), Preis der Deutschen Schallplattenkritik
Deutscher Schallplattenpreis
The Deutscher Schallplattenpreis was a prize that the Deutsche Phono-Akademie awarded from 1963 through 1992. Its successor is the ECHO prize....

 (1997), Royal Philharmonic
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra is a British orchestra based in London. It tours widely, and is sometimes referred to as "Britain's national orchestra"...

 Society Award, (2000), and the Gramophone Awards – Instrumental Award, (2002, for Grieg's Lyric Pieces
Lyric Pieces
Lyric Pieces is a collection of 66 short pieces for solo piano written by Edvard Grieg. They were published in 10 volumes, from 1867 to 1901...

).

In 2002 he played Grieg's Piano Concerto
Piano Concerto (Grieg)
The Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 16, composed by Edvard Grieg in 1868, was the only concerto Grieg completed. It is one of his most popular works and among the most popular of all piano concerti.-Structure :The concerto is in three movements:...

 at the Last Night of the Proms.

Also a renowned chamber music
Chamber music
Chamber music is a form of classical music, written for a small group of instruments which traditionally could be accommodated in a palace chamber. Most broadly, it includes any art music that is performed by a small number of performers with one performer to a part...

ian, he helped found the Risør Festival of Chamber Music in 1991 and held the position of Artistic Director until 2010, reluctantly relinquishing the post after his live-in partner, Norwegian horn player Ragnild Lothe, gave birth to their first child, a daughter named Sigrid, on 12 June.

Andsnes has made several recordings for Virgin
Virgin Records
Virgin Records is a British record label founded by English entrepreneur Richard Branson, Simon Draper, and Nik Powell in 1972. The company grew to be a worldwide music phenomenon, with platinum performers such as Roy Orbison, Devo, Genesis, Keith Richards, Janet Jackson, Culture Club, Lenny...

 and EMI
EMI
The EMI Group, also known as EMI Music or simply EMI, is a multinational music company headquartered in London, United Kingdom. It is the fourth-largest business group and family of record labels in the recording industry and one of the "big four" record companies. EMI Group also has a major...

. He is represented by IMG.

In November 2009, Pictures Reframed debuted at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall, in which Andsnes performed Mussorgsky’s suite accompanied by five hanging panels and a rear video projection by Robin Rhode.
He has performed at Carnegie Hall
Carnegie Hall
Carnegie Hall is a concert venue in Midtown Manhattan in New York City, United States, located at 881 Seventh Avenue, occupying the east stretch of Seventh Avenue between West 56th Street and West 57th Street, two blocks south of Central Park....

, the Mostly Mozart Festival, and the Apple Store in New York City
New York City
New York is the most populous city in the United States and the center of the New York Metropolitan Area, one of the most populous metropolitan areas in the world. New York exerts a significant impact upon global commerce, finance, media, art, fashion, research, technology, education, and...

.

In June 2012, he will serve as Music Director of the 2012 Ojai Music Festival
Ojai Music Festival
The Ojai Music Festival is an annual classical music festival in the United States. Held in Ojai, California for four days every June, the festival presents music, symposia, and educational programs emphasizing adventurous, eclectic, and challenging music, principally by contemporary composers...

.

CD

  • Nielsen: The Wind Chamber Music (1989) BIS-CD-428
  • Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No. 3/Symphony No. 7 (1990) Simax PSC 1060
  • Chopin/Schumann: Cello Sonata, Adagio & Allegro etc. (1990) Simax PSC 1063
  • Chopin – Smetana – Beethoven: Sonatas etc. (1991) Vest-Norsk Plateselskap 0091-0023
  • Grieg: Piano Concerto • Liszt: Piano Concerto No. 2 (1991) Virgin Classics 0777 7596132 4
  • Janáček: Piano Sonata 1.X.1905 • In the Mists etc. (1991) Virgin Classics 0777 7596392 2
  • Chopin: The Piano Sonatas (1992) Virgin Classics 0777 7590722 3
  • Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No. 3/Symphony No. 7 (1993) Simax PSC 1060
  • Grieg: Piano Sonata/Lyric Pieces (1993) Virgin Classics 0777 7 59300 2 3
  • Brahms/Schumann: Viola Sonatas, Märchenbilder
    Märchenbilder (Schumann)
    Märchenbilder or Fairy Tale Pictures, for Viola and Piano, Op. 113, was written by Robert Schumann in March 1851. The work is dedicated to the German violinist and conductor Wilhelm Joseph von Wasielewski...

    (1993) Virgin Classics 0 777 7 59309 2 4
  • Janáček • Debussy • Ravel • Nielsen: Violin Sonatas (1995) Virgin Classics 7243 5 45122 2 3
  • Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No. 3 (1995) Virgin Classics 7243 5 45173 2 7
  • Chopin/Schumann: Cello Sonata, Adagio & Allegro etc. (1996) Simax PSC 1063
  • Chopin: The Piano Sonatas (1996) Virgin Classics 7243 5 61317 2 9
  • Nielsen: Piano Pieces (1996) Virgin Classics 7243 5 45129 2 6
  • Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No. 3 (1997) EMI Classics 7243 5 56350 2 0
  • Schumann: Piano Sonata No. 1 • Fantasy (1997) EMI Classics 7243 5 56414 2 7
  • The long, long winter night (1998) EMI Classics 7243 5 56541 2
  • Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 1, etc. (1998) EMI Classics 7243 5 56583 2 6
  • Chopin: The Piano Sonatas (1999) Virgin Classics 7243 5 61618 2 5
  • Szymanowski: Król Roger • Symphony No. 4 (1999) EMI Classics 7243 5 56823 2 1
  • Rachmaninov: Songs (1999) EMI Classics 7243 5 56814 2 3
  • Haydn: Piano Sonatas (1999) EMI Classics 7243 5 56756 2 0
  • Britten • Shostakovich • Enesco (1999) EMI Classics 7243 5 56760 2 3
  • Janáček: Piano Sonata 1.X.1905 • In the Mists etc. (2000) EMI Records Ltd 7243 5 61839 2 6
  • Grieg: Concerto – Sonata – Lyric Pieces (2000) EMI Records Ltd 7243 5 61745 2 8
  • Haydn: Piano Concertos Nos. 3, 4 & 11 (2000) EMI Classics 7243 5 56960 2 1
  • Liszt: Piano Recital (2001) EMI Classics 7243 5 57002 2 3
  • Grieg: Piano Concerto • Liszt: Piano Concerto No. 2 (2002) EMI Records Ltd 7243 5 61996 2 0
  • Nielsen: Piano Pieces (2002) EMI Records Ltd 7243 5 62040 2 7
  • Janáček/Debussy/Ravel/Nielsen/Brahms/Schumann: Violin & Viola Sonatas (2002) EMI Records Ltd 7243 5 62016 2 0
  • Grieg: Lyric Pieces (2002) EMI Classics 7243 5 57296 2 0
  • Schubert: Piano Sonata, D. 959 • 4 Lieder (2002) EMI Classics 7243 5 57266 2 9
  • Schubert: Piano Sonata, D. 850 • 9 Lieder (2003) EMI Classics 7243 5 57460 2 3
  • Grieg • Schumann • Piano Concertos (2003) EMI Classics 7243 5 57486 2 1
  • Dvořák: Violin Concerto • Piano Quintet (2003) EMI Classics 7243 5 57439 2 3
  • Chopin: Piano Sonatas Nos. 2 & 3 (2004) EMI Records Ltd 7243 5 62476 2 8
  • Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No. 3 etc. (2004) EMI Classics 7243 5 62837 2 5
  • Szymanowski: Violin Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 etc. (2004) EMI Classics 7243 5 57777 2 0
  • Mozart: Piano Concertos 9 & 18 (2004) EMI Classics 7243 5 57803 2 4
  • Schubert: Winterreise (2004) EMI Classics 7243 5 57790 2 1
  • Bartók: Violin Sonatas (2004) EMI Records Ltd/Virgin Classics 7243 5 45668 2 0
  • Bartók: The Piano Concertos (2005) Deutsche Grammophon 289 477 5330
  • Schubert: Piano Sonata D960 • 3 Lieder (2005) EMI Classics 7243 5 57901 2 5
  • Rachmaninov: Piano Concertos 1 & 2 (2005) EMI Classics 7243 4 74813 2 1
  • Horizons (2006) EMI Classics 0946 3 41682 2 9
  • Schubert: Piano Sonata D958 • Lieder • Fragments (2007) EMI Classics 0946 3 84321 2 8
  • Ballad for Edvard Grieg (2007) EMI Classics 0946 3 94399 2 8 / EMI Classics 0946 3 94399 5 9 (Digital)
  • Mozart: Piano Concertos 17 & 20 (2008) EMI Classics 50999 5 00281 2 2
  • Shadows Of Silence (2009) EMI Classics 5099926418223 / EMI Classics 5099926418254 (Digital)

CD (miscellaneous)

  • Movements (1993)
Andsnes/Antonsen/Mørk/Thorsen
EMI Norsk AS SKR 0001
Andsnes is represented with 5 piano pieces previously released on Virgin Classics 0777 7 59300 2 3 (1993)

  • Andsnes, Antonsen, Mørk (1995)
EMI Classics 7243 5 55576 2 9
Andsnes is represented with miscellaneous piano pieces previously released on Virgin Classics 0777 7596132 4 (1991), Virgin Classics 0777 7596392 2 (1991) and Virgin Classics 0777 7590722 3 (1992)

  • Grieg: Piano Concerto in A Minor – Symphony in C Minor (1995)
Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra
Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra
The Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra is one of the world's oldest orchestral institutions. It performs some 110 concerts a year, and is based at the 1,500-seat Grieg Hall in Bergen, Norway.-History:...

/Dmitri Kitajenko
Dmitri Kitajenko
Dmitri Georgievich Kitayenko is a Russian conductor.He was born in Leningrad and studied at the Glinka Conservatory and those of Leningrad and Moscow. He was a prizewinner in the first Herbert von Karajan competition in 1969....

Edvard Grieg Museum • Trold 08
Andsnes is represented with Grieg's piano concerto, previously released on Virgin Classics 0777 7596132 4 (1991)

  • Chopin for Dummies (1996)
Misc. pianists
EMI Classics 7243 5 66273 0 7
Andsnes is represented with Chopin's 'Mazurka In A Minor, Op. 17 Nr. 4', previously released on Virgin Classics 0777 7590722 3 (1992)

  • Classical Sounds of Norway (1996)
Misc. artists
Bare Bra Musikk AS BBCD 2001
Andsnes is represented with the 1st movement of Grieg's piano concerto, previously released on Virgin Classics 0777 7596132 4 (1991)

  • Delft Chamber Music Festival – Pettersson/Stravinsky/Schubert (1998)
Misc. artists
Koch Classics 3-1651-2
Andsnes is represented with Schubert's 'Nocturne in E-flat
Notturno (Schubert)
The Notturno in E-flat major, Op. 148 , also called Adagio, is a nocturne for piano trio by Franz Schubert.-Description:This substantial but relatively neglected piece has affinities with the slow movements of both the String Quintet in C major D. 956, and the Piano Trio No. 1 in B-flat, D 898...

, D 897', previously unreleased

  • En annen sol (2000)
Vamp
MajorStudio MSCD 1147
Andsnes plays together with singer Anne Grete Preus on the previously unreleased song 'En annen sol'

  • Leif Ove Andsnes • A Portrait (2001)
Misc. artists
(2 CDs) EMI Classics 7243 5 74789 2 2
All works are previously released on EMI Classics

  • Piano Nocturnes (2001)
Misc. pianists
(2 CDs) EMI Records Ltd/Virgin Classics 7243 5 61952 2 6
Andsnes is represented with previously released works on Virgin Classics 0777 7596392 2 (1991) and Virgin Classics 0777 7 59300 2 3 (1993)

  • Grieg: Lyric Pieces (2002)
Edvard Grieg Museum • Trold 16
Relaunch of EMI Classics 7243 5 57296 2 0 (2002)

  • Best of 2002 (2002)
Misc. artists
Classic fm CFMACD92
Andsnes is represented with Grieg's 'Wedding Day At Troldhaugen, Op. 65 Nr. 6', previously released on EMI Classics 7243 5 57296 2 0 (2002)

  • Editor's Choice • The Top Ten Discs of July 2003 (2003)
Misc. artists
Gramophone GCD0703
Andsnes is represented with the 4th movement from Schubert's 'Piano sonata in D, D850', previously released on EMI Classics 7243 5 57509 2 1 (2003)

  • Editor's Choice • The Top Ten Discs of September 2004 (2004)
Misc. artists
Gramophone GCD0904
Andsnes is represented with works previously released on EMI Records Ltd/Virgin Classics 7243 5 45668 2 0 (2004) and EMI Classics 7243 5 57790 2 1 (2004)

  • Venn (2005)
Misc. Norwegian artists Universal Music
Andsnes is represented with Geirr Tveitt
Geirr Tveitt
Geirr Tveitt, born Nils Tveit was a Norwegian composer and pianist. Tveitt was a central figure of the national movement in Norwegian cultural life during the 1930s.-Early years:...

's 'Welcome with honor', previously released on EMI Classics 7243 5 56542 2 9 (1998)

  • Editor's Choice • The Top Ten Discs of November 2005 (2005)
Misc. artists
Gramophone GCD1105
Andsnes is represented with the 2nd movement of Rachmaninov's 'Piano Concerto No. 1', previously released on EMI Classics 7243 4 74813 2 1 (2005)

  • Editor's Choice • The Top Ten Discs of August 2006 (2006)
Misc. artists
Gramophone GCD0806
Andsnes is represented with a conversation about Grieg, together with Rob Cowan, previously unreleased

DVD

  • The Verbier Festival & Academy 10th Anniversary Piano Extravaganca (2004)
Misc. pianists
RCA Red Seal

  • Leif Ove Andsnes plays Bach & Mozart (2005)
Norwegian Chamber Orchestra
EMI Classics 0946 3 10436 9 7

Biography

  • Leif Ove Andsnes: I og med musikken (2005)
Written by Astrid Kvalbein
Released by Det Norske Samlaget, ISBN 82-521-6526-5

Awards

  • 1st prize in the Youth Piano Championship, ages 9–12 years (Norway, 1979)
  • 2nd prize in the Youth Piano Championship, ages 9–12 years (Norway, 1982)
  • 2nd prize in the Youth Piano Championship, ages 12–15 years (Norway, 1983)
  • 1st prize in the Youth Piano Championship, ages 12–15 years (Norway, 1985)
  • 4th place in the Jugend musiziert
    Jugend musiziert
    thumb|German stamp: 25 years of "Jugend musiziert"Jugend musiziert is a music competition for children and adolescents in Germany on regional, federal and national level.-Jugend musiziert in Germany:...

     (Germany, 1987)
  • Winner of the Hindemith Prize (Germany, 1987)
  • Awarded the Travel Grant from Shell (Norway, 1987)
  • Launch Support from Rikskonsertene (Norway, 1987)
  • Money Support from Klæstads Legat (Norway, 1987)
  • Music Scholarship from Margit og Eli Marie Arvesen Scholarship Fund (Norway, 1987)
  • 2nd place in the Eurovision Grand Prix for young musicians (The Netherlands, 1988)
  • Money Support from Rønnings legat (Norway, 1988)
  • Awarded the Music Critics Prize (Norway, 1988)
  • Awarded the Levin Prize (Norway, 1988)
  • Awarded the Bang & Olufsen Prize (Norway, 1988)
  • Awarded the Grieg Prize (Norway, 1990)
  • Winner of the Preis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik
    Preis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik
    The Preis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik is an annual prize presented for achievement in recorded music.It was inaugurated in Germany in 1963 by publisher Richard Kaselowsky with the aim of recognizing the "most rigorous standards for supreme achievement" in the field of recording.The awards...

     for Janáček: Piano Sonata 1.X.1905 • In the Mists etc. (Germany, 1991)
  • Winner of the Spellemannpris in the category of Chamber Music for 'Chopin: The Piano Sonatas' (Norway, 1992)
  • Winner of the Dorothy B. Chandler Performing Arts Award (USA, 1992)
  • Awarded the Rolf H. Gammeleng's Prize (Norway, 1993)
  • Winner of the Spellemannpris in the category of Chamber Music for 'Grieg: Piano Sonata/Lyric Pieces' (Norway, 1993)
  • Nominated for the Gramophone Instrumental Award for 'Grieg: Piano Sonata/Lyric Pieces' (England, 1993)
  • Awarded the Bragdprisen (Norway, 1994)
  • Winner of the Preis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik for 'Schumann: Piano Sonata No. 1 • Fantasy' (Germany, 1997)
  • Awarded the Gilmore Artist Award (USA, 1997)
  • Awarded the Lindeman Prize (Norway, 1997)
  • Nominated for the Gramophone Instrumental Award for 'Nielsen: Piano Pieces' (England, 1997)
  • Nominated for a Grammy Award in the category of Best Instrumental Soloist Performance for 'Schumann: Piano Sonata No. 1 • Fantasy' (USA, 1998)
  • Winner of the Choc de la Monde de la Musique for 'Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 1, etc.' (France, 1998)
  • Awarded the Anders Jahres Kulturpris (Norway, 1999)
  • Winner of the Spellemann of the Year (Norway, 1999)
  • Nominated for a Grammy Award in the category of Best Instrumental Soloist Performance for 'The long, long winter night' (USA, 1999)
  • Winner of the Gramophone Concerto Award for 'Haydn: Piano Concertos Nos. 3, 4 & 11' (England, 2000)
  • Winner of the Royal Philharmonic Society Award for best instrumentalist (England, 2000)
  • Winner of the Premio Internazionale "Accademia Musicale Chigiana" (Italy, 2001)
  • Nominated for a Grammy Award in the category of Best Instrumental Soloist Performance With Orchestra for 'Haydn: Piano Concertos Nos. 3, 4 & 11' (USA, 2001)
  • Nominated for a Grammy Award in the category of Best Chamber Music Performance for 'Haydn: Piano Concertos Nos. 3, 4 & 11' (USA, 2001)
  • Vamp is nominated for a Spellemannpris in the category of Folk and Folkrock for 'En annen sol' (Norge, 2001).
  • Awarded the Karmøys ærespris (Norway, 2001)
  • Awarded the Gledessprederen (Norway, 2001)
  • Winner of the Diapason d'Or
    Diapason d'Or
    The Diapason d'Or is a recommendation of outstanding classical music recordings given by reviewers of Diapason magazine in France, broadly equivalent to "Editor's Choice", "Disc of the Month" in the British Gramophone magazine....

     for 'Liszt: Piano Recital' (France, 2001)
  • Winner of the Spellemannpris in the category of Classical Music for 'Haydn: Piano Concertos Nos. 3, 4 & 11' (Norway, 2001)
  • Awarded the Commander of the Order of St. Olav (Norway, 2002)
  • Nominated for a Spellemannpris in the category of Classical Music for 'Liszt: Piano Recital' (Norway, 2002)
  • Winner of the Gramophone Instrumental Award for 'Grieg: Lyric Pieces' (England, 2002)
  • Winner of the Solistische Einspielung des Jahres for 'Liszt: Piano Recital' (Germany, 2002)
  • Winner of the Spellemannpris in the category of Classical Music for 'Schubert: Piano Sonata, D. 959 • 4 Lieder' (Norway, 2002)
  • Nominated for a Grammy Award in the category of Best Instrumental Soloist Performance for 'Grieg: Lyric Pieces' (USA, 2003)
  • Winner of the Spellemannpris in the category of Classical Music for 'Grieg • Schumann • Piano Concertos' (Norway, 2003)
  • Winner of the Preis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik in the category of Concerto for 'Grieg • Schumann • Piano Concertos' (Germany, 2004)
  • Elected "Best Fingers" in Vanity Fair (USA, 2004)
  • Nominated for the Gramophone Magazine’s Artist of the Year 2004 (England, 2004)
  • Winner of the Gramophone Concerto Award for 'Grieg • Schumann • Piano Concertos' (England, 2004)
  • Winner of the Preis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik in the category of Concerto for 'Bartók: The Piano Concertos' (Germany, 2004)
  • Nominated for a Grammy Award in the category of Best Chamber Music Performance for 'Bartók: Violin Sonatas' (USA, 2005)
  • Winner of the Sibelius Prize (Norway, 2005)
  • Winner of the Spellemannpris in the category of Classical Music for 'Rachmaninov: Piano Concertos 1 & 2' (Norway, 2006)
  • Nominated for a Spellemannpris in the category of Classical Music for 'Horizons' (Norway, 2007)
  • Winner of the Classical Brit Award in the category of Best Instrumentalist for 'Horizons' (England, 2007)

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