Joachim Kwetzinsky

Joachim Kwetzinsky is a prominent and versatile Norwegian pianist. He gained his postgraduate diploma at the Norwegian Academy of Music where he studied with Einar Steen-Nøkleberg and Liv Glaser, and he has also studied with Jiri Hlinka at the Barratt Due Institute of Music. In 2009 he received the Robert Levin Prize at a concert during the Bergen International Festival, and in 2002 he was a prize winner in the international Concours Grieg. In 2004 he won the competition of…

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Joachim Kwetzinsky is a prominent and versatile Norwegian pianist. He gained his postgraduate diploma at the Norwegian Academy of Music where he studied with Einar Steen-Nøkleberg and Liv Glaser, and he has also studied with Jiri Hlinka at the Barratt Due Institute of Music.

In 2009 he received the Robert Levin Prize at a concert during the Bergen International Festival, and in 2002 he was a prize winner in the international Concours Grieg. In 2004 he won the competition of Concert Norway’s three-year launch programme INTRO Classical .

Kwetzinsky has premiered more than 20 pieces by contemporary composers from Norway and abroad. In 2010 he released his first solo CD "Polyphonic Dialogues" with music by Shostakovich and Shchedrin on the label 2L, and he also appears together with Johannes Martens in Elliott Carter’s cello sonata on the recording "Figments and Fragments" on the same label.

June 2013