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Ketil Haugsand

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Ketil Haugsand
Birth nameKetil Are Haugsand
Born (1947-06-13) 13 June 1947 (age 77)
Oslo, Norway
Occupation(s)Musician, conductor
LabelsSimax Classics, Virgin Veritas

Ketil Are Haugsand (born 13 June 1947, Oslo, Norway) is a Norwegian harpsichordist and conductor.[1]



Haugsand started his musical studies in Trondheim and Oslo, and later studied in Prague and Haarlem. In 1973, he earned his solo diploma. In 1975, he was awarded the Prix d'Excellence at the Amsterdam conservatory, where he studied under Gustav Leonhardt.[2]

Haugsand is now a world-renowned harpsichordist and has toured extensively in Europe, Israel and the United States. Major recordings include Johann Sebastian Bach's Goldberg Variations and several recordings with the Norwegian Baroque Orchestra. He was professor of music at the Norwegian Academy of Music from 1974 until 1995. Since 1995, he has been a professor at the Hochschule für Musik (Academy of Music) in Cologne, Germany.[1][3]


As soloist
Chamber music


  1. ^ a b "Ketil Haugsand". Store Norske Leksikon. 26 August 2021. Retrieved 30 January 2024.
  2. ^ Sherman, Bernard D. (2003). Inside Early Music: Conversations with Performers. Oxford University Press US. p. 194. ISBN 978-0-19-516945-4.
  3. ^ "Ketil Haugsand biography". ListenTo.no. 12 October 2002. Archived from the original on 18 May 2015. Retrieved 29 September 2017.
  4. ^ Ketil Haugsand discography at Discogs