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The Norwegian pianist Anne Kaasa has been described by the French musical magazine Le Monde de la Musique as “a pianist that stands out in the crowded world of soloists by the depth of her interpretations, the fluidity of her playing, as well as the precision and the delicacy of her touch”. Anne Kaasa studied at the Conservatory of Trondheim, and then in Paris with Edson Elias, having also received the precious orientation of the Russian pianist Vladimir Viardo. In 1990, she won the "Teresa Vieira Prize", in Portugal, and since then she has been living in Lisbon. Her activity as a soloist has brought her to play at prestigious venues like Wigmore Hall (London), the Grande Auditório of the Gulbenkian Foundation and the Grande Auditório of the Belém Cultural Center (Lisbon), the Auditorio Nacional (Madrid), the Scheremetev Palace (St. Petersburg), the Ateneu Roman (Bucarest), Gamle Logen (Oslo), Troldhaugen (Bergen), the Bartok Memorial House and the Liszt Museum (Budapest) among others. She has performed concertos with many orchestras, including the Gulbenkian Orchestra, Madrid Community Orchestra, Portuguese Symphony Orchestra, Porto National Orchestra, Baden-Baden Philharmonic, Craiova Symphony, Granada Orchestra, Philharmonic of Timisoara, Lisbon Sinfonieta, Florence Chamber Orchestra, Flemish Chamber Orchestra and National Symphony of Moldavia, in collaboration with conductors like José Ramón Encinar, Laurent Petitgirard, Dirk Vermeulen, Yu Feng, Marc Tardu, Ernst Schelle, Georgi Costin, Flávio Chamis, Johannes Willig, Cesário Costa, Ovidiu Balan and Valentin Doni. As a chamber musician, Anne Kaasa has enjoyed partnerships with musicians such as the cellist Truls Mørk, the violinists Arve Tellefsen, Ragnhild Hemsing and Aníbal Lima, the clarinetist António Saiote and the flutist Katharine Rawdon. With a repertory that extends from Bach to contemporary music Anne Kaasa has collaborated with a large number of composers. Several of them have dedicated compositions to her, including Philippe Fénelon, Clotilde Rosa and Sérgio Azevedo. In 2002, with the Gulbenkian Orchestra and the conductor José Ramon Encinar, she gave the world premier of the Concerto Nº 2, which was dedicated to her by Philippe Fénelon. In 2004 the premier performance of “...von fremden ländler...” by António Pinho Vargas, for piano solo and orchestra, followed with the Gulbenkian Orchestra and the conductor Yu Feng. Anne Kaasa has recorded for national radios and televisions in France, Spain, Eslovenia, Italy, Norway, Portugal and Moldavia. Her CD recordings include works of Grieg and Ravel for the labels Grave (Paris), EMI Classics and Saphir (Paris), and have received enthousiastic critics by the press (Le Monde de la Musique, Diapason and Clássica, in Paris, La Stampa, in Rome and Aftenposten in Oslo). In 2011 a new CD with works of Debussy was released in Paris for Saphir. This recording has also received excellent reviews in Radio France and in French musical press, as well as the distinction 5 Diapasons in the prestigious music magazin Diapason. OFFICIAL WEBSITE Anne Kaasa