The world renowned pianist Leif Ove Andsnes is 50 years old. With his frequent visits to the festival he has become an audience friend in Lofoten. The Lofoten International Chamber Music Festival welcomes and congratulates the anniversary.
Leif Ove Andsnes was the first artist to be asked to attend the Lofoten International Chamber Music Festival during its beginning in 2004. His participation was crucial to the fact that several others were positive to participate.
Throughout the 15 years of the festival, Leif Ove has visited several times and became an audience friend in Lofoten. His regular visits, especially in the early years, made the festival visible and garnered high acclaim from both the audience and the industry.
We were lucky enough to have Leif Ove Andsnes in Lofoten this year. On Sunday, January 26, he held a solo concert at Buksnes Church. This was one of four concerts in Norway in 2020.