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Christina Bjørkøe

Christina Bjørkøe © Thorbjørn Fessel

The pianist Christina Bjørkøe is one of Denmark’s leading musicians. She performs solo, as a chamber musician and as a soloist with the Danish symphony orchestras. She is also an associate professor at the Danish National Academy of Music. Christina Bjørkøe trained privately with Therese Koppel then spent two years at the Juilliard School of Music, New York. She made her debut from the soloist class at the Royal Danish Academy of Music, Copenhagen in 1997. She has has also worked with well known pianists including Krystian Zimerman and Emanuel Ax. She has performed throughout the Nordic countries and Germany, France, Poland, the Czech Republic, Italy, Croatia, China, South America and the United States. She has given notable concerts, including works by Beethoven, Chopin and Schubert, in Copenhagen’s Tivoli Concert Hall. Among the numerous awards Christina Bjørkøe has received are the Victor Borges Award, the Carl Nielsen Travel Scholarship and the Gladsaxe Music Prize. In 2005 she won the DR P2 Music Award for her recording of Knudåge Riisager’s piano works. She received the same award in 2009 for her complete recording of Carl Nielsen’s piano works. Her other CDs feature solo and chamber works by Herman D. Koppel, Niels Viggo Bentzon and most recently two CDs with Fini Henriques’ music, one recorded with the Danish National Symphony Orchestra’s concertmaster, Johannes Søe Hansen.

  • Anders Koppel, Anders Nordentoft, John Frandsen, Peter Bruun, Eva Noer Kondrup, Anders Brødsgaard, Birgitte Alsted, Andy Pape, Karsten Fundal, Amir Mayhar Tafreshipour, Mogens Christensen, Erik Ørum von Spreckelsen

    Animal Universe

  • Fini Henriques

    Piano Pieces

  • Fini Henriques

    Works for Violin and Piano

  • Axel Borup-Jørgensen

    Viola Works

  • Anders Nordentoft

    Light Imprisoned

  • Knudåge Riisager

    Violin Works

  • Poul Rovsing Olsen

    Piano Concerto and Orchestral Works

  • Vagn Holmboe

    Works for violin and piano

  • Herman D. Koppel

    Chamber Music

  • Hakon Børresen, Louis Glass, Fini Henriques

    Romantic Violin Sonatas

  • Niels Viggo Bentzon

    Piano Sonatas vol. 2

  • Knudåge Riisager

    Piano Works