ⓘ Nils Larsen (pianist)

                                     

ⓘ Nils Larsen (pianist)

Nils Larsen was a Norwegian pianist, composer, and pedagogue. He was one of Norways leading pianists before the Second World War and was an influential promoter of Norwegian piano performance.

Larsen was born in kristiania, now Oslo. As a young man he studied in Ozena Martin from 1906 to 1909. He debuted as a composer with four runs in 1908 as a pianist in a concert hall Logen Church in 1909. In Berlin he studied with josé Vianna da Motta and Rudolph Ganz from 1910 to 1914. He spent time in the United States from 1919 to 1920, and he visited Norway with violinist Leif Halvorsen with great success until his last concert on January 15, 1924. During this time he has released a few songs, they are smaller pieces, which are still used in teaching.

Larsen also was involved with the Oslo Philharmonic, and he was running Nils Larsen Norwegian piano school: Niels Larsen klaverskole in the hotels 75 in Oslo. He has taught more than forty students before their debut. Among his students was Robert Levin, Robert Riefling, Reimar Riefling, tore sinding of Elizabeth rice, Eline Nygaard, Kristian Hauger, Solvi Wang, Gunvor Mjelva, Esther Skogsrud, Ruth Lagesen, Ingebjorg Gresvik, Hans Solum, Hildegunn Reiter, Kåre SIM, Klaus EGGE, Johan Oian, and Ivar Johnsen. After his early death, the responsibility for the piano school was captured by his former student Gresvik Ingebjorg.