Subscribe to Dacapo's newsletter

Christina Bjørkøe

piano
1970
© Thorbjørn Fessel

The Danish concert pianist Christina Bjørkøe was born in Copenhagen in 1970. At the age of 19, she was accepted by the Juilliard School of Music in New York where she studied with Seymour Lipkin, as later with Anne Øland at the Royal Danish Academy of Music. She received her first musical training from Therese Koppel. At the age of 16, Christina Bjørkøe was already performing as a soloist with an orchestra. She has appeared as a soloist, with orchestral engagements and as chamber musician at venues in Denmark, including the Tivoli Concert Hall’s major Beethoven, Chopin and Schubert series, as well as in Sweden, Germany, Italy, Czech Republic, Croatia, Poland, France, South America, China, USA, and many domestic venues.

Christina Bjørkøe’s recording of Knudåge Riisager’s Piano Works (Dacapo, 8.226004) received the Danish Music Award in 2005, and in 2009 her recording of Carl Nielsen: Complete Piano Works received the Danish Music Award as Solo Recording of the Year. Among her many recordings can also be mentioned Niels Viggo Bentzon’s Piano Sonatas (Dacapo, 8.226030) and together with the violinist Johannes Søe Hansen, the recording of Vagn Holmboe’s Works for Violin and Piano (Dacapo, 8.226063), and with the violinist Arne Balk-Møller the Romantic Violin Sonatas of Børresen, Glass and Henriques (Dacapo, 8.226005). Simultaneously with the release of Henriques:Piano Pieces, Dacapo is releasing Henriques: Works for Violin and Piano where Christina Bjørkøe teams up with a regular chamber music partner, Johannes Søe Hansen (Dacapo, 8.226151). Christina Bjørkøe is an associate professor at the Danish National Academy of Music.

  • Fini Henriques

    Works for Violin and Piano

  • Fini Henriques

    Piano Pieces

  • 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

randomness