Chairman: Einar Steen-Nøkleberg

Einar Steen-Nøkleberg is a leading Norwegian pianist, having made continuous international appearances and more than 50 recordings.

He studied with Nicolai Dirdal and Hans Leygraf. Among other prizes and distinctions, some of the most important are the German Hochschulwettbewerb, the Grieg Prize in 1985 (Bergen) and 1992 (Oslo). He is a Knight of the St. Olav Order, appointed by the King of Norway for his activities for Norwegian music in general. From 1975 to 1981 Steen-Nøkleberg was a Professor of Piano at the Staatliche Hochschule für Musik in Hannover, Germany, an appointment which made him Germany’s youngest professor. Einar Steen-Nøkleberg’s international career has included repeated solo recitals in London, Paris, Berlin, Tokyo, Moscow, Mexico City, New York, Hamburg and Copenhagen. He toured the USA and the former Soviet Union several times.

Steen-Nøkleberg’s recording of the Grieg Concerto with the London Symphony Orchestra was chosen by the BBC Saturday Review as the best version of this much-recorded concerto. And his recently released monumental recording of all Grieg's piano music, a 14 CD set, for Naxos Records is receiving international acclaim.