Knut Erik Jensen



Knut Erik Jensen lives in Selbu and is a university lecturer at NTNU, Department of Music. He is the head of the piano class at the Saturday school, Trondheim Kulturskole, and has a diverse freelance career. He has a master's degree from the conservatory in Trondheim in piano performance. For many years, he has been a sought-after musician in Trøndelag, especially within opera as an accompanist and répétiteur, as well as a chamber musician and soloist. Since 2007, he has performed nearly 200 concerts in the USA, mostly as a solo artist, but also with singers and as a soloist with orchestras. In recent years, notable performances include presenting all of Grieg's romances in Seattle, USA over 7 concerts, and as a soloist in Grieg and Klaus Egge piano concertos. Among his own projects, he often works with Norwegian piano music, both by commissioning new works from composers and by discovering pieces that are not frequently played. In 2013, he commissioned and premiered the piano sonata "Ruf und Nachklang" by Ståle Kleiberg, and in 2022 he was the pianist on the album Requiem, The Teacher Who Wasn't, and Trisyn by Marcus Paus, along with Knut Stiklestad. Moreover, he has a very versatile background across various genres and instruments.

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