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Anker Blyme

piano
1925
2015

Anker Blyme studied at the Royal Danish Academy of Music in Copenhagen and made his debut from the soloist class in 1945. From 1949-50 he went on a studied in Paris. Anker Blyme engaged in extensive concert activities in Denmark and the rest of Scandinavia, including Iceland, in Russia and on the Continent as a soloist and chamber musician. He recorded several gramophone records and gave innumerable Danish piano and chamber works - some of them dedicated to him - their first performance. Anker Blyme made a considerable contribution to music teaching at the Carl Nielsen Academy in Odense, the Royal Academy of Music in Århus, and since 1961 at the Royal Danish Academy in Copenhagen, where he was appointed a professor in 1974. He received several awards including the Artist’s Prize of the Danish Music Critics and the Professor Ove Christensen Award.