Håkon Austbø (born October 22, 1948) is a Norwegian classical pianist, born in Kongsberg. He is also a professor at the Amsterdam conservatory. Among Austbø's recordings are works by Olivier Messiaen (complete works for piano), Claude Debussy (complete works for piano), Alexander Scriabin (complete piano sonatas), Erik Satie, Johannes Brahms, Robert Schumann, Leoš Janáček (complete works for piano), and Edvard Grieg (complete Lyric Pieces). He has done many recordings for the label Brilliant Classics and Naxos Records. He was also an initiator and director of the LUCE project, which was founded to realize Scriabin's Clavier à lumières. Awards and recognition In 1971, he obtained the first prize of the International Competition for contemporary music Olivier Messiaen. In 1998, he was awarded the Edison Prize for his recording of Olivier Messiaen's Catalog of Birds. In 2003, he was awarded the Grieg Prize by the Grieg Museum in Norway. External links
Home page of Håkon Austbø Håkon Austbø celebrates 40 years behind the piano on the site of the Music Information Centre (MIC) Norway
WorldCat Identities VIAF: 54334857 LCCN: n82102337 ISNI: 0000 0000 6310 3876 GND: 129833118 BNF: cb13926759k (data) BIBSYS: 98049580 MusicBrainz: c5516528-09de-4090-b6dd-645f110795bf
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