Monday, June 14, 2021

Leif Ove Andsnes: Mozart Momentum

By Elaine Diehl

Pianist Leif Ove Andsnes was born in Karmøy, Norway in 1970, and studied at the Bergen Music Conservatory under the renowned Czech professor Jirí Hlinka.

This Summer he releases the new project, Mozart Momentum 1785/1786 with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra. The first of two planned Sony Classical releases features Mozart’s piano concertos Nos. 20, 21 and 22 and chamber music written in the same year.

Leif Ove Andsnes called to talk about the idea behind the albums, recording during pandemic, life at home with his three young children and reconnecting with Norwegian Orchestras over the past year.