Till the end of October the Norwegian pianist Christian Ihle Hadland is within the prestigious BBC Radio 3’s New Generation Artists scheme, for which he was selected in September 2011. He is recognized as one of Norway’s most exciting young piano talents and following his recital debut at the Norwegian Opera in 2008 was hailed in the Norwegian press as an artist who ..’shows himself as a unique musician whose artistry should be heard on the world’s concert stages’.
Since August he has performed a.o. at the festival Ostfriesische Landschaft (Austria), in Concertgebouw (Amsterdam) and in Maida Vale Studios (London). This Autumn he shall give recitals in Louvre (Paris) on October 4 and in Nottingham Town Hall on December 7. With a invited audience he this Autumn also makes studio recordings with piano concertos by Mozart and Haydn with the BBC Scottish and BBC Philharmonic Orchestras. And the first two months of 2013 he can be heard as a soloist in Beethoven Piano Concertos No 1 and 3 respectively, with Nord-Deutsche Rundfunk Orchestra in Hannover and with a Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra tour in UK. And, in fact, in the middle of the latter he gives a recital in Wigmore Hall on January 28.
Christian Ihle Hadland was born in Stavanger in 1983 and received his first piano lessons at the age of eight. At the age of eleven he was enrolled at the Rogaland Music Conservatory, and in 1999 began lessons with professor Jiri Hlinka, both privately and at the Barratt Due Institute of Music in Oslo.
Christian made his Norwegian debut with the Norwegian Radio Orchestra at the age of 15, and has since gone on to perform with all of Norway’s leading orchestras, including several appearances with the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra, as well as having appeared with the Swedish Radio Orchestra, Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, the Danish Radio Orchestra, NDR Hannover, BBC Symphony Orchestra BBC Philharmonic, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and BBC National Orchestra of Wales among others.
He released his debut solo album in April 2010 for Simax Classics. This recording of works by Chopin and Schumann in their 200 year anniversary year has attracted great interest and strong reviews across the board. This recording follows on from the highly successful recording partnership between Christian and Henning Kraggerud where they recorded working by Norwegian composer Christian Sinding for Naxos label. Christian has also collaborated with singer, Isa Katharina Gericke in 2009 to produce recording of Eva Nansen’s work, also for Simax Classics called ‘Til Eva’. In January 2013 his latest recording for Simax will be released of Mozart Concertos recorded with the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra.
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Christian Ihle Hadland plays Schumann and Chopin:
Christian Ihle Hadland plays Mozart: Piano Sonata No 9 at the BBC's Maida Vale Studios in London: