Anders Eidsten Dahl (born 1976) studied with Terje Winge at the Norwegian Academy of Music, where he received a degree in church music in 1999. Following his studies with Kåre Nordstoga, he received his diploma in solo organ performance from the same institution in 2001. In 2003 he completed two years of study with Hans Fagius at the Royal Danish Academy of Music in Copenhagen, where he specialized in solo performance and gave debut concerts in Copenhagen and Oslo. Anders Eidsten Dahl is much in demand as organ soloist, chamber musician, and harpsichordist, and he has held organ concerts in Germany, Russia, the Slovak Republic, Italy and Austria, as well as Scandinavia. In 2000 Eidsten Dahl, together with trombonist Marius Hesby, was finalist in the first ConocoPhillips Competition. In 2003 he was awarded the Ticon music scholarship. He has qualified for a number of major international organ competitions, and in 2002 he was finalist in the “Second International Organ Competition” in Erfurt, Germany. Eidsten Dahl’s repertoire spans from the Baroque to the music of today, with emphasis on J. S. Bach and organ music from the Romantic period. Since 2001 Anders Eidsten Dahl has served as cantor of Bragernes Church in Drammen, where, in addition to accompanying the church choir, he has been artistic and administrative director of the church’s organ concert series. He has released four earlier recordings on the LAWO Classics label: Inspired by Bach (LWC1007), Johannes Brahms Organ Works (LWC1023), Aria (LWC1046), with saxophonist Vegard Landaas, and Hymnus (LWC1050). Anders Eidsten Dahl was a recipient of Norway’s Government Grants for Artists for 2011 and 2012.
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