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Handpicked artists in collaboration with composer Flint Juventino Beppe.
Catherine & Emily Beynon, Vladimir Ashkenazy contributed with the Philharmonia Orchestra on the album FLUTE MYSTERY (2L, 2009).
Ralph Rousseau contributed on the album REMOTE GALAXY (2L, 2013).
Wolfgang Plagge (1960-)
Norwegian pianist and composer, for many years known as a child prodigy. At the age of five, he started studying piano. In 1972, he made his debut as a pianist. He has won a number of national and international prizes. The works for solo piano on the album SEASONS OF LIFE are dedicated to him, in addition to «Piano Concerto No.1» Op.24 on INFINITY CHIMES.
Tom Ottar Andreassen (1963-)
Flutist in The Norwegian Radio Orchestra, also doing solo performances, with chamber ensembles and different types of orchestras. His official debut was in 1993. He has participated in a number of festivals and concerts in Norway and abroad. «Flute Sonata No.1» Op.40, available on SEASONS OF LIFE, is dedicated to him.
Håvard Daae Rognli (1969-)
Studied violin at Trønderlag Musikkonservatorium, Trondheim and Royal College of Music, London. He has been working as a freelance musician in orchestras and ensembles : Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra, the Norwegian Chamber Orchestra , the Trondheim Soloists and the I Fiamminghi, both in concert and on record. «Violin Sonata No.1» Op.50, available on SEASONS OF LIFE, is dedicated to him.
Joachim Knoph (1979-)
Former student of the Norwegian State Academy of Music. His tutor there was professor Einar Steen-Nøkleberg. Knoph has studied with Helene Jensen, Jens Harald Bratlie and Wolfgang Plagge - with whom he also has studied composition. In 1992, Knoph was awarded the Ånun Lund Rej Memorial Fund, and in 1996, he won the first prize in the Sparre Olsen competition. He also won the YAMAHA Music Foundation Award 2002. Knoph is the piano soloist «Piano Concerto No.2» Op.44 and «Piano Concerto No.3» Op.45 on ABOUT MY GRANDFATHER.
Ari Rasilainen (1959-)
Chief Conductor of the Norwegian Radio Orchestra, August 1994. He studied violin and conducting at the Sibelius Academy, in his hometown Helsinki. Following, he studied violin with Aleksander Labko in Berlin and conducting with Arvid Jansons in St. Petersburg. In addition to holding a position as principal guest conductor of Aalborg Symphony Orchestra, Denmark, he became the new Principal Conductor of the Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany, for the season 2002-2003. Flint Juventino Beppe has dedicated two works to Rasilainen: «Randi» Op.27 and «About my Grandfather» Op.37. Rasilainen contributes as conductor on the albums INFINITY CHIMES, ABOUT MY GRANDFATHER and on the film MONTAGNA CON FORZA.
Founded in 1945, the Philharmonia Orchestra is undoubtedly one of the world's great orchestras. It has played under renowned conductors including, in the past, Furtwangler and Toscanini, and had especially close links with Karajan and Klemperer. The orchestra became self-governing in 1964, changing its name to the New Philharmonia, but regained its old name in 1977. In recent decades the Philharmonia has continued to work under extremely distinguished conductors.
Norwegian Radio Orchestra
Founded in 1946. Through the years, the orchestra has been involved in many projects of different characters.
Flint Juventino Beppe (1973-)
The composer has written music for a wide variety of instrumentations, including symphonic poems, piano concertos, chamber music, electroacoustic music and solo works. He performs on PICTURES BEFORE AN EXHIBITION and MINE DAGER.
This artist made his recording debut in the early 1990s with his cassette SLURVEBINGEN — an unusual collection of his own songs and poems. Later, the albums DEN STORE SLURVEBINGEN and TAKKATAKAKK (EP) were released.