Anne Øland was born in Denmark in 1949. She studied at The Royal Academy of Music in Copenhagen under Professor Herman D. Koppel and after graduation continued her studies under Guido Agosti in Rome, Hans Leygraf in Salzburg and Nikita Magaloff in Geneva.
In 1977 Anne Øland gave her debut concert in Copenhagen and in the same year she received the Danish Music Reviewers’ Artist’s Award. In the following years she was awarded numerous Danish prizes and scholarships, including the Carl Nielsen and Anne Marie Carl-Nielsen Award, which she received in 1995. In 1978 Anne Øland won the first prize at the Nordic Piano Competition in Sweden which brought her to the attention of a wider public. In 1981 her international career began when she gave a recital at the Wigmore Hall in London which was highly commended by the British press.
As early as 1980 Anne Øland appointed as an associate professor at The Royal Academy of Music in Copenhagen. Apart from teaching up-and-coming young pianists she is very much in demand both as a soloist and chamber musician. She has appeared several times as a soloist with The Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra and with the other six large Danish orchestras.
Anne Øland has been on concert tours in Scandinavia, Iceland, Germany, France, Great Britain, Italy, Russia and the USA.
April 2002 marks Anne Øland’s Marco Polo début, with a disc of Langgaard’s Sonatas.
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