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Christian Ihle Hadland

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Christian Ihle Hadland is widely recognized as one of Norway”s most exciting young piano talents and following his recital debut at the Norwegian Opera in 2008 was hailed in the Norwegian press as an artist who “…shows himself as a unique musician whose artistry should be heard on the worlds concert stages.” Christian Ihle Hadland was born in Stavanger in 1983 and received his first piano lessons at the age of eight. At the age of eleven he was enrolled at the Rogaland Music Conservatory, and in 1999 began lessons with professor Jiri Hlinka, both privately and at the Barratt Due Institute of Music in Oslo.

Christian made his Norwegian debut with the Norwegian Radio Orchestra at the age of 15, and has since gone on to perform with all of Norway”s leading orchestras, including several appearances with the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra, as well as having appeared with the Swedish Radio Orchestra, Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, the Danish Radio Orchestra, BBC Philharmonic and BBC Symphony Orchestra among others.

Christian is already highly sought-after both recital and as a chamber musician and has appeared several times in prestigious venues and festivals such as Wigmore Hall, Risør Chamber Music Festival, the Schleswig Holstein Music Festival and Kissinger Sommer. Since 2004 he has appeared annually at the Bergen International Festival as both a solo recitalist and in chamber groups and he has collaborated with such prestigious artists as Janine Jansen, Henning Kraggerud, Lars Anders Tomter, Tabea Zimmermann, Clemens Hagen, Christian Poltera and Truls Mørk.

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