Jens Elvekjær, Piano

Biography

“Exceptional grace and fluidity” – New York Times

“This was regal Piano playing” – Kieler Nachrichten

“He belongs to the growing number of world-class Danish soloists” – Berlingske

As one of Scandinavia’s leading pianists, Jens has played concerts all over the world, in the past 20 years especially with his trio, Trio con Brio Copenhagen, with whom he has played almost 1,500 concerts. His recent seasons include the Boulez Saal in Berlin, Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, Theatre de la Ville Paris, Kennedy Center Washington DC and the DR Koncerthuset and Tivoli Concert Hall in Copenhagen.

There have also been a number of CD releases, including eight critically acclaimed releases with Trio con Brio Copenhagen, a solo CD of music by Debussy, Ravel and Franck, and a recording of Carl Nielsen’s chamber music.

Alongside his artistic career, Jens Elvekjær is also an active entrepreneur on the Danish music scene, and has in recent years been a founder and artistic director of several festivals, including the Copenhagen Chamber Music Festival and Chamber Music at Lundsgaard.

Since 2008, Jens Elvekjær has taught principal study students in piano at RDAM, as well as students in the Advanced Postgraduate Diploma in Music (soloist) class – from 2012 as Associate Professor. As of 1 April 2020, he has been appointed Professor in piano and chamber music at RDAM.

He is also chairman of the Hellerup Chamber Music Association, which has become one of the country’s largest and foremost music associations.

Jens was born in Copenhagen and studied with K. H. Kämmerling in Salzburg, Leonid Brumberg in Vienna, Ferenc Radosc in Budapest, and the Alban Berg Quartett in Cologne. His début solo CD of works by Ravel, Debussy, and Franck was nominated for two Danish Music Awards.

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