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HELGE KJEKSHUS

Helge Kjekshus is in the primary league of young Norwegian soloists. In 1990 he graduated from the Norwegian State Academy of Music. He continued studies with professor Jiri Hlinka at the Grieg Academy of Music in Bergen and with Boris Berman at Yale University. In a review from the 1993 Bergen International Festival, Octavio Roca of the Washington Post reported Helge Kjekshus to be “a pianist who must be counted as one of the festival’s most exciting discoveries”. Kjekshus received standing ovations for his performances with St Petersburg State Symphony Orchestra, Santa Fe Symphony Orchestra, Bern Symphony Orchestra, Copenhagen Philharmonic, and with major orchestras throughout Scandinavia and the Baltic. Conductor partners have been reputed maestros like Paavo Berglund, Dimitri Kitayenko, Alexander Dimitriev, Alexander Kantorow, Janos Furst, Owain Arwel Hughes and Andras Ligeti. As a recognized recitalist Kjekshus has performed on international chamber music festivals and in recitals in Norway, Germany, Switzerland, UK, North America, Korea and Japan. As a devoted chamber musician he has succesfully performed with Ana Chumachenko, Paul Meyer, Truls Mork, Henning Kraggerud and Boris Pergamenchikow. In 1997 Kjekshus performed Norwegian music for Smithsonian Institution / National Public Radio and Washington DC. Other engagements include solo recitals in Norway, Korea and Japan and duo recitals with Henning Kraggerud in Ireland, Germany and Switzerland. From 1995 Helge Kjekshus has a sponsor agreement with STATOIL.

His recent CD recording for NAXOS with Henning Kraggerud (Grieg: Sonatas for violin and piano) has been exceptionally well received by critics.

Contact Info:
Pro Arte, international management
Kjell Wernoe - Managing Director - John Lunds Plass 1, N-5007 Bergen, Norway
Tel: +47 55 31 94 35 / + 47 95 14 00 74 / Fax.: + 47 55 96 07 65 / e-mail: proarte@online.no
Member of International Artist Managers Association - IAMA / Member of International Society for the Performing Arts - ISPA

Box Set Release Catalogue Number
The Very Best Of Naxos 8.502020


Albums featuring this artist are available for download from ClassicsOnline.com
Role: Classical Artist 
Album Title
Catalogue No  Work Category 
GRIEG (THE VERY BEST OF) Naxos
8.552123-24
Chamber Music
GRIEG, E.: Genius of Grieg (The) Naxos
8.570390
Chamber Music
GRIEG, E.: Masterpieces Naxos
8.503186
Chamber Music
GRIEG: Violin Sonatas Nos. 1-3 Naxos
8.553904
Chamber Music





 
 
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