Morten Qvenild 2010
|Born||31 August 1978|
|Labels||Rune Grammofon |
|Associated acts||Susanna & the Magical Orchestra, Solveig Slettahjell, Jaga Jazzist, Shining|
Qvenild started his jazz career in the big band Ung Musikk in 1995, followed by studies on the Jazz program at the Norges Musikkhøgskole. He used to play in Østenfor Sol with Ole Jørn Myklebust among others, with Myklebust's OJ Trio, Shining (1999–2003) and Jaga Jazzist (2000–2002).
Since 2000 Qvenild is the "orchestra" of Susanna & the Magical Orchestra and an original member of Solveig Slettahjell's Slow Motion Quintet as well a duo partner. Beyond these enduring collaborations Qvenild is also involved in the Jon Klette Quartet, The National Bank and he toured with Nils Petter Molvær's Khmer and with Bertine Zetlitz Band (2003 and 2004).
In 2003 Morten Qvenild founded the trio In the Country with co-students Roger Arntzen (bass) and Pål Hausken (drums). They recorded five albums for Rune Grammofon. On the latter two –Whiteout (2009) and the live recorded Sounds and Sights (2011)– the band was joined by multi-instrumentalist Andreas Mjøs. Their last release was issued by the German ACT label.
In 2017 He took part, playing multiple instruments such as upright piano, harpsichord, harmonium, dulcitone, mandolinette, autoharp and kokles on a-ha's MTV Unplugged recording of the Live Album, "Summer Solstice" in Giske, Norway and the Subsequent Unplugged tour in Jan and Feb 2018. He also Played keyboards for their "Electric Summer" Tour in June through August 2018.
- 2004: «JazzIntro» Award with the band In the Country at the Moldejazz
- 2004: Spellemannprisen in the class jazz with Solveig Slettahjell and pop music with The National Bank
- 2007: Kongsberg Jazz Award
- 2016: Edvardprisen in the open class for the album Personal Piano
- 2015: Personal Piano (Hubro Music)
- 2016: The HyPer(Sonal) Piano Project - Towards A (Per)Sonal Topography Of Grand Piano And Electronics (Hubro Music)
- 2005: This Was the Pace of My Heartbeat (Rune Grammofon)
- 2006: Losing Stones, Collecting Bones (Rune Grammofon)
- 2009: Whiteout (Rune Grammofon)
- 2011: Sounds and Sights (Live album with DVD, Rune Grammofon)
- 2013: Sunset Sunrise (ACT)
- 2004: List of Lights and Buoys (Rune Grammofon)
- 2006: Melody Mountain (Rune Grammofon)
- 2009: 3 (Rune Grammofon)
- "Morten Qvenild – Utgivelser" (in Japanese). grinningtroll.com. Archived from the original on 2010-01-05. Retrieved 2011-05-05.
- "Morten Qvenild – Utgivelser". Rockipedia. Retrieved 2011-05-05.
- "Morten Qvenild". Groove.no. Retrieved 2014-04-15.
- "Marit Larsen: – Glimrende initiativ". NRK.no. 2011-01-19. Retrieved 2011-05-05.
- "JazzIntro prisen". Moldejazz. Retrieved 2011-05-05.
- Hammerø, Tor (2009-02-14). "Morten Qvenild Biography" (in Norwegian). Store Norske Leksikon. Retrieved 2014-04-14.
- "Musikerprisen til Morten Qvenild". Norsk Musikkinformasjon. 2007-07-07. Retrieved 2011-05-05.
- "Susanna og det magiske" (in Norwegian). Norsk Musikkinformasjon Ballade.no. Retrieved 2014-04-14.
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| Recipient of the Kongsberg Jazz Award
Tuva Syvertsen and Erik Sollid (Valkyrien Allstars)
| Recipient of the open class Edvardprisen