Erling R. Eriksen

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Erling R. Eriksen

Biography professor Erling R. Eriksen, pianist

Professor ERLING R. ERIKSEN teaches at the University of Stavanger, Faculty of Performing Arts. From 2009-2013 he was also a professor at the Barratt Due Institute of Music in Oslo.

He has given concerts in several European cities as well as in USA, Canada, Japan and China, in halls like Weill Recital Hall, Carnegie Hall, New York, Glenn Gould Studio, Toronto, Wigmore Hall, London, Symphony Hall, Birmingham, Gran Teatre del Liceu, Barcelona, Palacio Real de El Pardo, Madrid and The Norwegian Opera & Ballet, Oslo.

Eriksen is in great demand as an accompanist for singers, and has performed with Elizabeth Norberg-Schulz, Ann-Beth Solvang, Bodil Arnesen, Eir Inderhaug, Randi Stene, Barry Banks, Dietrich Henschel, Espen Langvik, Njål Sparbo, Ernst Häfliger, Ingrid Bjoner a.o.

In 2007 his complete recording of Johann Sebastian Bach Das Wohltemperierte Klavier (UiS) was highly acclaimed by the critics.

Other CD-recordings :
Adolf Jensen Piano Music, Toccata Classics 2015,

Eyvind Alnæs Songs to Texts by Heine, Burns and Scandinavian Poets,
with Ann-Beth Solvang, mezzosoprano (Toccata Classics 2012),

Eyvind Alnæs Piano Music (Toccata Classics 2011),

1-2-3 Happy Happy Happy! with Stavanger New Music Ensemble (Aurora 2001),

Christian Sinding Songs (Naxos 1999),

Grieg Songs (Naxos 1996) and

Eyvind Alnæs Songs (Simax 1994) with Bodil Arnesen, soprano.

In 2000 he was awarded the Griegprize.

Eriksen has given masterclasses in Rome, Pescara, Weimar, Stockholm, Paris, Nanjing and Guangzhou.

Education: Staatliche Hochschule für Musik und Theater Hannover with professors Einar Steen-Nøkleberg and Hans Leygraf, and Hochschule für Musik München with professor Alfons Kontarsky. Meisterklassendiplom 1981.