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AboutKnut Erik Jensen
Norwegian pianist Knut Erik Jensen has performed over 100 solo concerts featuring Norwegian and international music on the North American continent since 2007. He has performed in 18 states, including performances at Rice and St Thomas Universities in Houston, TX sponsored by the Royal Norwegian Embassy, at the Steinway Gallery in Reno, NV, at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, WA, at the University of Texas at Dallas, at the Kerr Cultural Centre and Steinway of Phoenix in Scottsdale, AZ, at Emory University in Atlanta, GA, at the University of Walla Walla, WA, at the Rozsa Centre at the University of Calgary, Mostly Nordic chamber music series in Seattle, and at the Port Theatre in Nanaimo, BC, as well as at numerous Sons of Norway groups and churches throughout the US and Canada. Mr. Jensen was also the guest soloist in Edvard Grieg´s A-minor Concerto for the 2007-8 Season opening of the Minot Symphony Orchestra in North Dakota. In May of 2009, he performed the same concerto with the National Philharmonic Orchestra of the Republic of Moldova in Eastern Europe. Two weeks later he completed his master's examination concert at the University of Trondheim, Norway playing Alexander Scriabin´s piano concerto with the Trondheim Symphony Orchestra. He has recorded two CDs of Norwegian piano music: "Edvard Grieg - Anniversary Collection" and "Nordic Elegance." His recent project was a multi-talent program featuring accordion and classical singing in addition to the piano.