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Albums by Marianne Beate Kielland & Nils Anders Mortensen

Marianne Beate Kielland & Nils Anders Mortensen

Marianne Beate Kielland and Nils
Anders Mortensen both live in north-
ern Norway and are shining examples of
the fact that it is possible to live outside
the main centres and still make a living
as freelancers at the highest level.

They collaborated for the first time 
in 2003 and have since given concerts
together all over Norway, in Estonia and
in Finland. Several recordings, festival
appearances and a concert tour in Russia
are in the pipeline.

Marianne Beate Kielland grew up
near Hamar and has her training from
the Norwegian Academy of Music.
Today she is considered one of Scan-
dinavia’s leading singers and has
toured extensively all over Europe, 
as well as visiting Japan and the USA
on several occasions. The conductors
she has worked with include: Phillippe Herreweghe, Fabio Biondi, Jordi Savall, Rinaldo 
Alessandrini, Helmuth Rilling, Masaaki Suzuki, Fabio Bonnizioni, Lars Ulrik Mortensen,
Arvid Engegård, Thomas Søndergård, Thomas Daus-
gaard, Jos van Immerseel, Bruno Weil, Ari Rasilainen,
Joshua Rifkin, Manfred Honeck, Iona Brown, Daniel
Reuss and Christian Curnyn.

Nils Anders Mortensen was born in Flekkefjord and has
studied at the Norwegian Academy of Music, the École
Normale in Paris and the Hochschule für Musik und
Theater in Hannover. In 1996 he was named “debutant
of the year” by the Norwegian Concert Institute. He has
won first prize at the Ibla Grand Prize piano competition 
in Sicily and in 1998 he won the Mozarteum Prize in
Salzburg. In 2004 he received the Robert Levin Memo-
rial Award during Bergen International Festival.

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