Håkon Austbø

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Håkon Austbø (born October 22, 1948) is a Norwegian classical pianist, born in Kongsberg. He is also a professor at the Amsterdam conservatory.

Among Austbø's recordings are works by Olivier Messiaen, Claude Debussy, Alexander Scriabin (complete piano sonatas), Erik Satie, Johannes Brahms, Robert Schumann, Leoš Janáček (complete works for piano), and Edvard Grieg (complete Lyric Pieces). He has done many recordings for the label Brilliant Classics.

He was also an initiator and director of the LUCE project, which was founded to realize Scriabin's Clavier à lumières.

Awards and recognition[edit]

In 1971, he obtained the first prize of the International Competition for contemporary music Olivier Messiaen. In 1998, he was awarded the Edison Prize for his recording of Olivier Messiaen's Catalog of Birds. In 2003, he was awarded the Grieg Prize by the Grieg Museum in Norway.

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