Sveinung Bjelland is one of Norway’s leading classical pianists.
His recording of Scarlatti and Mendelssohn sonatas received international acclaim and was nominated for the Norwegian Grammy Award (Spellemannsprisen) in 2006. It was followed by numerous other recordings.
He studied with Hans Leygraf at the Salzburg Mozarteum and at the University of the Arts in Berlin.
After his studies, which he completed with top marks and special distinction, he received a number of awards and was named “Young Musician of the Year” by the Norwegian Concert Institute in 1999. Since then Sveinung Bjelland has made a name for himself as an extraordinarily multifaceted pianist.
He is much in demand, both as a concert soloist with the leading Norwegian orchestras and as a chamber musician throughout the world.
In October 2008 he made his debut at London’s Wigmore Hall. He has collaborated closely with tenor Daniel Behle for many years. Their recordings of Die schöne Müllerin and Dichterliebe, which were released in 2010 and 2011, received enthusiastic reviews from music critics.
Sveinung Bjelland served as artistic director of the Gloger Festival in Norway from 2002 to 2008.
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