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Heralded all over the world for his rare blend of control and fluidity, the pianist Leif Ove Andsnes has the ability to stop his listeners in their tracks. By getting some Leif Ove Andsnes tickets you can listen to this gifted musician live in your own city this year. Be it playing concertos or giving recitals, every performance of this piano virtuoso is equally magical. Referred to as one of the most gifted pianist to have emerged in the 20th century, Adsnes is a sensual pianist whose classical works, surveying those of some of the greatest composers like Beethoven and Schumann, will leave you stunned till the end.
Andsnes is an internationally acclaimed pianist who was born and bred in Norway, a place whose influence is very prominent in his work. Since his childhood he has been playing Greg, the iconic Norwegian musicians. He had his first formal music lesson at the Bergen Music Conservatory where he studied under the guidance of Jiri Hlinka. Hlinka is a renowned Czech professor who had a great influence on Andsnes’s philosophy and style of playing. The other piano teacher whose advice made quite an impression on him and his music was Jacques de Ticge, a Belgian professor. Among his other inspirations include pianist Dinu Lipatti, Sviatoslav Richter, Géza Anda and Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli.
Currently, Andsnes is living in Bergen and Copenhagen. He also spends most of his time in his Norwegian home. Each season, he gives sold out performances, concertos and recitals, with renowned orchestras at the world’s best concert halls. He is also an avid chamber musician and every summer, he joins other musicians at the Norway Risrr Festival of Chamber Music. Andsnes is the artistic co-director of the Risrr Festival which is ranked among top ten musical events of the year by New York Times. Apart from all this, he is also an educator/professor at the Royal Music Conservatory of Copenhagen and the Norwegian Academy of Music in Oslo. On his various tours, Andsnes has performed as a solo recital as well as a trio with violinists Tanja Tetzlaff and Christian.
In 1987 Andsnes debuted in Oslo and in 1989 he made his U.S. debut. The same year he debuted with Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra and appeared at the Edinburgh Festival with great acclaim under the direction of Mariss Jansons. In 1992, he had his first performance with Berlin Philharmonic and also made an appearance at the Henry Wood Proms where he played the piano concerto of Britten. In 1993, Andsnes made his first trip to Japan where he played with Bergen Philharmonic and the next year he went on to perform his live concerts in Australia. On his major tours he has collaborated with a number of orchestras including the Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, the Cleveland Orchestra, the Boston Symphony, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and the London Symphony Orchestra.
Andsnes is an exclusive EMI Classics recording artist who believes in exploring music and presenting new things to his listeners. His repertory is an unusual mix of well-known music like that of Brahms and Rachmaninov and lesser-known music like that of Grieg and Nielsen. Consisting of a total of thirty discs, it also includes a recital disc which is dedicated to the Norwegian piano music and the live recordings of the solo works of Kurtag and Lutoslawski's piano concerto with Franz Welser-Möst and Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra. In addition to this, he has also released “'Shadows of Silence” and “Pictures Reframed” which feature the works of Bent Sorensen.
Andsnes is a receiver of seven Grammy Awards and four Gramophone Awards. He has also received the most distinguished Norwegian honor “Commander of the Royal Norwegian Order of St. Olav,” the Peer Gynt Prize, the Gilmore Artist Award and the Royal Philharmonic Society's Instrumentalist Award. With Leif Ove Andsnes tickets, you can listen to the bewitching compositions of this award-winning artist live in concert. Declared to be the ‘Best of the Best’ by Vanity Fair, the music of Andsnes is irresistible.