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CV: Joachim Kwetzinsky, pianist (born 8 April 1978 in Oslo)

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Formal education:

2002-2004: Master degree (Diploma) in Music Performance, Norwegian Academy of Music.
Teacher: Prof. Einar Steen-Nøkleberg.
1998-2002: Bachelor degree in Music Performance, Norwegian Academy of Music.
Teachers: Prof. Einar Steen-Nøkleberg and Prof. Liv Glaser. Exam with the highest possible grade.
1995-1998: Studies at Barratt Due Institute of Music. Teacher: Prof. Jiri Hlinka.


Summer 2004, 2003, 2002 and 2001: Summer Academy Mozarteum Salzburg.
Autumn 2001: European Piano Forum, Berlin.
Summer 2001: The Paris International Piano Sessions (Ecole Normale de Musique ”Alfred Cortot”).


Lazar Berman, Michail Voskresensky, Peter Feuchtwanger, Paul-André Bempechat, Walther Hautzig, Joaquin Achucarro, Noel Flores, Salvatore Moltisanti, Bernd Goetzke and Dominique Merlet.

Private lessons:

Sergey Dorensky, Vladimir Tropp, Lev Naumov, Natalia Trul, Oxana Jablonskaya, Charles Rosen etc.

Professional activities


2004-: About 60 concerts per year in more than 20 countries. Has performed at many important festivals in Norway and abroad, been soloist with state orchestras in Austria, Russia, Greece, Jordan and Lebanon, has premiered more than 30 works by contemporary composers, and has performed with musicians like Arve Tellefsen, Johannes Martens, Unni Løvlid, Kjell Tore Innervik, Eir Inderhaug, Vilde Frang, Stephan Dohr and Li-Wei Qin.

CD releases:

Piano and chamber music by Kari Beate Tandberg (Euridice Turn Left 2015)
REFA for viola and piano by Algimantas Kubiliūnas with Povilas Syrrist-Gelgota (Iš arti 2014)
Piano music and cello sonata by Marcus Paus (with Johannes Martens) (Aurora 2013)
Piano music by Gunnar Andreas Kristinsson (GAK 2013)
Piano music by Shostakovich and Shchedrin, (2L 2010) (top reviews in the newspaper Aftenposten etc.)
Carter’s cello sonata with Johannes Martens (2L 2008) (top reviews in The Strad, Gramophone etc.)
Works by Grieg recorded on Grieg’s piano for promotion CD Grieg 07 (Grappa 2007)

TV and radio performances:

Norwegian, Czech and Sudanese TV. Norwegian, Spanish, Russian, Icelandic and Sudanese radio.

Jury activity:

Jury member in the Norwegian classical music TV competition NRK Virtuos 2010
Jury member in the international Concours Grieg for pianists 2010

Teaching activity:

2012-: University lecturer of accompaniment at Barratt Due Institute of Music
2008-: University lecturer of accompaniment at Norwegian Academy of Music
Masterclasses in Norway, China, Sudan and Lebanon. Lectures and articles

Other activities:

2011-: Project leader of The International Edvard Grieg Piano Competition
2012-2015: Vice-chairman, Norwegian Society of Soloists
2010-2015: Vice-chairman of Oslo Grieg Society/Oslo Grieg Festival/Grieg Competition for Composers
2009-2011: Manager of ”Concours Grieg” International Piano Competition


May 2009: Robert Levin Prize, Bergen International Festival.
May 2004: Winner of Intro-Classical, the three-year promotion programme of Concerts Norway.
September 2002: Prizewinner of the 3rd international Concours Grieg for pianists, Oslo.