In concert: Knut Erik Jensen, Norwegian pianist, vocalist and accordion player.
Date: Friday, March 23, 2012
Location: Scandinavian Community Centre
Cost: Tickets $15.00 purchased in advance
Contact: Purchase tickets in advance from the office, or call 604–897-4461.
Here is text from the flyer:
Introducing Norwegian pianist, vocalist and accordian player, Knut Erik Jensen. He has performed over 80 solo concerts featuring Norwegian and international music on the North American continent since 2007. He has performed in 18 states, which included performances at many Universities and Theatres, the Mostly Nordic chamber music series in Seattle, as well as numerous Sons of Norway groups and churches throughout the US and Canada.
Mr. Jensen was also the guest soloist in Edvard Grieg´s A-minor Concerto for the 2007–8 season opening of the Minot Symphony Orchestra in North Dakota. In May of 2009, he performed the same concerto with the National Philharmonic Orchestra of the Republic of Moldova in eastern Europe. Two weeks later he completed his master’s examination concert at the University of Trondheim, Norway playing Alexander Scriabin´s piano concerto with the Trondheim Symphony Orchestra.
He has recorded two CDs of Norwegian piano music: “Edvard Grieg — Anniversary Collection” and “Nordic Elegance.” During the summer of 2010 he was part of several opera concerts and a big master class for singers in Norway. In the latter he participated both as an accompanist and a tenor.