Wolfgang Plagge is a composer, pianist, organist, music researcher, speaker and presenter. He debuted with his own piano recital in Oslo at the age of 11. He made his early appearance both as an exceptionally mature musician and as a composer. As a performer, he has been particularly noted as a chamber musician, partly through long-standing and close collaboration with international top musicians such as Ole Edvard Antonsen, Truls Mørk and Frøydis Ree Wekre. The piano soloist Plagge is active over many parts of the world both as a recital pianist and as an orchestra soloist.
The composer Plagge has over the years evolved to become one of the most interesting, distinctive and most frequently played composer from Norway. Several of his works have already achieved status as standard works and he receives orders from all over the world. Recognized international musicians and ensembles around the world perform his music regularly. In 2019 he played in a number of countries in Europe, in the US and Russia, as well as in China, Japan and Australia.
In recent years, Plagge has also developed a separate concept of thematic music lectures that have attracted great enthusiasm throughout Europe. Music in a historical and aesthetic context is a worthy and fascinating experience that adds an extra depth dimension to the music and listeners new knowledge. He has also marked himself as a committed presenter through a large number of music programs in NRK radio.
For his work he has received a large number of awards and awards, among others Klæstad’s scholarship, Forsberg’s scholarship, Bærum municipality’s cultural prize, ASCAP Award, Vocal Nord’s composer prize. In 2016 he was knighted by Hungary’s highest cultural order, St. Stefan.