Leif Ove Andsnes’s Highlights

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International Journal of Music. (May 1, 2021). Leif Ove Andsnes’s Highlights. International Journal of Music. Accessed July 13, 2024. https://ijm.education/piano/leif-ove-andsnes/

1970

  • Born in Karmøy, Norway.

1987

  • Debut in Oslo, Norway.
  • Awarded the Hindemith Prize Frankfurt (Germany).

1988

  • Awarded the Levin Prize (Norway).
  • Awarded the Music Critics Prize (Norway).
  • Awarded the Bang & Olufsen Prize (Norway).
  • 2nd place in the Eurovision Grand Prix for Young Musicians (The Netherlands).

1989

  • Debut in the United Kingdom — Edinburgh Festival with the Oslo Philharmonic.

1990

  • Debut in the United States with the Cleveland Orchestra conducted by Neeme Järvi.
  • Awarded the Grieg Prize (Norway).

1991

  • Winner of the “Preis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik” (Germany) for Janáček: Piano Sonata 1.X.1905 / In the Mists / On the Overgrown Path Series I.

1992

  • Gave his first concert at Rosendal, Norway.
  • Co-artistic director of Norway’s Risør Festival of Chamber Music.
  • Winner of the Dorothy B. Chandler Performing Arts Award (USA).
  • Winner of the “Spellemannpris” (Norway) in the category of Chamber Music for Chopin: Piano Sonatas.

1993

  • Nominated for the “Gramophone” (UK) Instrumental Award for Grieg: Piano Sonata / Lyric Pieces, Opp. 43 and 54.
  • Winner of the “Spellemannpris” (Norway) in the category of Chamber Music for Grieg: Piano Sonata / Lyric Pieces, Opp. 43 and 54.
  • Awarded the Rolf H. Gammeleng’s Prize (Norway).

1994

  • Awarded the “Bragdprisen” (Norway).

1997

  • Awarded the Lindeman Prize (Norway).
  • Awarded the Gilmore Artist Award (USA).
  • Winner of the “Preis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik” (Germany) for Schumann: Piano Sonata No. 1, Op. 11 / Fantasy, Op. 17.
  • Nominated for the “Gramophone” (UK) Instrumental Award for Nielsen: Piano Pieces.

1998

  • Nominated for a Grammy Award (USA) in the category of Best Instrumental Soloist Performance for Schumann: Piano Sonata No. 1, Op. 11 / Fantasy, Op. 17.
  • Winner of the “Choc du Monde de la Musique” (France) for Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 1 / Drei Intermezzi, Op. 117 with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and Simon Rattle.

1999

  • Nominated for a Grammy Award (USA) in the category of Best Instrumental Soloist Performance for The long, long winter night.
  • Awarded the Anders Jahres Kulturpris (Norway).
  • Winner of the “Spellemann” of the Year (Norway).

2000

  • Winner of the “Gramophone” (UK) Concerto Award for Haydn: Piano Concertos Nos. 3, 4 & 11 with the Norwegian Chamber Orchestra.
  • Winner of the Royal Philharmonic Society Award for Best Instrumentalist (UK).

2001

  • Winner of the “Premio Internazionale Accademia Musicale Chigiana” (Italy).
  • Nominated for a Grammy Award (USA) in the category of Best Chamber Music Performance for Haydn: Piano Concertos Nos. 3, 4 & 11.
  • Winner of the “Diapason d’Or” (France) for Liszt: Piano Recital.
  • Awarded the “Gledessprederen” (Norway).
  • Awarded the “Karmøys Ærespris” (Norway).
  • Winner of the “Spellemannpris” (Norway) in the category of Classical Music for Haydn: Piano Concertos Nos. 3, 4 & 11.
  • Winner of the “Gramophone” (UK) Instrumental Award for Grieg: Lyric Pieces.

2002

  • Grieg’s Piano Concerto at the Last Night of the Proms.
  • Nominated for a “Spellemannpris” (Norway) in the category of Classical Music for Liszt: Piano Recital.
  • Awarded the Commander of St. Olavs Orden (Norway).
  • Winner of the “Solistische Einspielung des Jahres” (Germany) for Liszt: Piano Recital.
  • Winner of the “Spellemannpris” (Norway) in the category of Classical Music for Schubert: Piano Sonata in A, D959 / Lieder.

2003

  • Nominated for a Grammy Award (USA) in the category of Best Instrumental Soloist Performance for Grieg: Lyric Pieces.
  • Winner of the “Spellemannpris” (Norway) in the category of Classical Music for Grieg, Schumann: Piano Concertos.

2004

  • Winner of the “Gramophone” (UK) Concerto Award for Grieg, Schumann: Piano Concertos with the Berlin Philharmonic and Mariss Jansons.
  • Elected “Best Fingers” in Vanity Fair.
  • Winner of the “Preis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik” (Germany) in the category of Concerto for Bartók: The Piano Concertos.
  • Winner of the “Preis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik” (Germany) in the category of Concerto for Grieg, Schumann: Piano Concertos.

2005

  • Nominated for a Grammy Award (USA) in the category of Best Chamber Music Performance for Bartók: Violin Sonatas with Christian Tetzlaff.
  • Winner of the Sibelius Prize (Norway).

2006

  • Winner of the “Gramophone” (UK) Concerto Award for Rachmaninoff: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 with the London Symphony Orchestra and Antonio Pappano.
  • Winner of the Classical Brit Award (UK) in the category of Best Instrumentalist for Rachmaninoff: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2.
  • Nominated for a Grammy Award (USA) for Rachmaninoff: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2.
  • Winner of the “Spellemannpris” (Norway) in the category of Classical Music for Rachmaninoff: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2.

2oo7

  • Winner of the Peter Gynt Prize (Norway).
  • Nominated for a “Spellemannpris” (Norway) in the category of Classical Music for Horizons.
  • Winner of the Classical Brit Award (UK) in the category of Best Instrumentalist for Horizons.

2008

  • Winner of the “Gramophone” (UK) Chamber Music Award for Schumann, Brahms: Piano Quintets with the Artemis Quartet.

2009

  • Pictures Reframed — a performance in which Andsnes plays Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition accompanied by five hanging panels and a rear video projection by Robin Rhode — debuted at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall.
  • Nominated for a Grammy Award (USA) for Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos. 17 & 20 with the Norwegian Chamber Orchestra.

2010

  • Winner of the “Echo Klassik” Award (Germany) in the category of Editorial Achievement of the Year for Pictures Reframed (book edition packaged together with CD and DVD).

2011

  • Nominated for a Grammy Award (USA) for Rachmaninoff: Piano Concertos Nos. 3 & 4 with the London Symphony Orchestra and Antonio Pappano.
  • Winner of Klassiek Centraal’s (Belgium) Golden Label Award for Rachmaninoff: Piano Concertos Nos. 3 & 4.
  • Winner of the Record Geijutsu Academy Award (Japan) in the category of Best Concerto Recording for Rachmaninoff: Piano Concertos Nos. 3 & 4.
  • Winner of the “Choc du Monde de la Musique” (France) in the category of Best Concerto Recording for Rachmaninoff: Piano Concertos Nos. 3 & 4.

2012

  • Winner of the “Spellemannpris” (Norway) in the category of Classical Music for Schumann: Complete Works for Piano Trio.
  • Winner of the “Gramophone” (UK) Best Chamber Recording Award for Schumann: Complete Works for Piano Trio.
  • Named “iTunes Best of 2012” (USA) in the category of Best Instrumental Album for The Beethoven Journey Volume 1 — first project as piano and conductor with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra.
  • Music director of California’s Ojai Music Festival.

2013

  • Winner of the “Prix Caecilia” (Belgium) for The Beethoven Journey Volume 1.
  • Winner of the “Spellemannpris” (Norway) in the category of Classical Music for The Beethoven Journey Volume 1.
  • Inducted into the “Gramophone” (UK) Hall of Fame in July.

2015

  • Winner of the BBC Music Magazine Awards (UK) in the category of Best Concerto for The Beethoven Journey Volume 2.
  • Winner of the BBC Music Magazine Awards (UK) in the category of Recording of the Year for The Beethoven Journey Volume 2.

2016

  • Honorary doctorate from New York’s Juilliard School.
  • Launches Norway’s Inaugural Rosendal Chamber Music Festival in August.

2017

  • Honorary doctorate from the Norway’s University of Bergen.

2021

  • Releases the double album Mozart Momentum 1785/1786 (Sony Classical) — second project as piano and conductor with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra.

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