Jens Harald Bratlie (1948–) has secured a place at the centre of musical life in Norway. His long and varied career as a professional pianist began with his debut concert in 1965 and with studies in Oslo and Paris. Since then he has given a huge number of con - certs all over the world, both as soloist and as chamber musician.
Bratlie has won great acclaim as the pianist in the Oslo Trio. He has also made countless record - ings as soloist that have received plaudits from critics, including such key works in the piano literature as Grieg’s Piano Concerto, and the music of Liszt, Cho - pin and Schubert. He has a great affinity with recent Norwegian music, and works by contemporary Norwegian composers constitute a con - siderable part of his repertoire and recordings.
As Professor at the Norwegian Academy of Music, Jens Harald Bratlie’s teaching and guidance have been invaluable to generations of professional musicians.
photo: from booklet 2L132