Erik Kaltoft (pianist) trained in music and the piano at the Royal Academy of Music, Aarhus, with later studies in France with Yvonne Lefébure. Erik Kaltoft has been very active as a soloist, chamber musician and accompanist. As a member of chamber music ensembles such as Elsinore Players and LINensemble he has toured the world. Erik Kaltoft has been particularly active in the musical life of Aarhus through his many years of association with the Royal Academy of Music, the Aarhus Symphony Orchestra, The Danish National Opera, and the Aarhus Summer Opera. He is also the artistic director of Århus Sinfonietta. His great interest in contemporary music is reflected in his participation in the premières of more than 200 mainly Danish works. Erik Kaltoft has been a professor at the Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts, Southern Denmark, in Odense.