Geir Botnen


Birthday February 27, 1959

Birth Sign Pisces

Birthplace Norway

Age 64 years old

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Gained renown for his mastery of Norwegian composer Geirr Tveitt's repertoire, as well as the repertoire of other composers.

Before Fame

He studied for five years under famed professor Jiri Hlinka at the Bergen Music Conservatory, and while there, he performed with the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra.


He recorded Tveitt's Fifty Folk Tunes from Hardanger to great acclaim.

Family Life

He was descended from fiddle-makers Isak and Trond Botnen.

Associated With

He became the first Norwegian pianist to participate in the Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Competition in 1982 in Moscow.