Joachim Kwetzinsky is a young, prominent and versatile Norwegian pianist. He gained his postgraduate diploma at the Norwegian Academy of Music where he studied with Einar Steen-Nøkleberg, and he has also studied with Liv Glaser and Jiri Hlinka. Kwetzinsky was a prize winner at the Concours Grieg in 2002, and in 2004 he won Rikskonsertene's three-year launch programme for young musicians, INTRO-Classical. In 2009 he received the Robert Levin Prize at a concert during the Bergen International Festival. Kwetzinsky has appeared at numerous festivals and given recitals in twenty countries. He has premiered more than 30 pieces by contemporary composers from Norway and abroad. In 2010 he released his first solo CD on the label 2L with music by Shostakovich and Shchedrin, and he also appears together with cellist Johannes Martens in Elliott Carter's cello sonata on the recording "Figments and Fragments" on the same label.
Born: 08.04.1978 (Oslo)