Geir Botnen

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Birthday
27, 1959
Birthplace
Norway
Birth Sign
Pisces
Birthday
27, 1959 (age 59)
Birthplace
Norway

About

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.

Trivia

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.