Rune Alver made his debut as a pianist at the age of 20. He was born in Bergen and educated at the Bergen Conservatory of Music and the Norwegian Academy of Music in Oslo.
Alver works as a soloist and chamber musician with extensive concert activities and has given concerts in Germany, France, Russia, China, South Africa and the USA. He has also appeared in programs on NRK television and radio as well as in the French radio channel France Musique.
Rune Alver has many years of experience performing Grieg’s music at the Edvard Grieg Museum Troldhaugen. He maintains an extensive concert schedule as soloist and chamber musician with performances throughout Europe and in Russia, China and South Africa. In 2013 he performed a solo recital at Carnegie Hall in New York City.
Rune Alver collaborates with leading musicians, actors and visual artists in traditional and more experimental contexts. He has recorded a number of critically acclaimed albums, among them the complete piano works of Johannes M. Rivertz and David Monrad Johansen. The CD Et kjærlighetsdikt (A Love Poem) with music by Catharinus Elling was released in 2019.
photo: from booklet LWC1196 (LAWO Classics)
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