Olga Konkova

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Olga Konkova
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Olga Konkova at the 2016 Oslo Jazzfestival.
Background information
Born (1969-08-25) 25 August 1969 (age 49)
Moscow, Russia
OriginNorway Russia
Occupation(s)Musician and composer
InstrumentsPiano, keyboards, accordion
LabelsLosen Records
Curling Legs
Associated actsOlga Konkova Trio
WebsiteOlga Konkova on Myspace

Olga Konkova (born 25 August 1969 in Moscow, Russia) is a Norwegian/Russian jazz musician (piano), married to the bassist Per Mathisen, and known from several recordings and collaboration with international jazz musicians like Adam Nussbaum, Gary Husband and Karin Krog.[1][2]


Konkova was educated as classical pianist in Moscow, and later as jazz pianist at Berklee College of Music in Boston, where she met her husband Per Mathisen. After moving with him to Oslo in 1994, she collaborated with Inge Stangvik Quartet and the "Storeslem Big Band". In her own Olga Konkova Trio she collaborates with her husband Per Mathisen (bass) and various drummers (Adam Nussbaum/Stein Inge Brækhus/Gary Husband). She has also collaborated within "Sernet Å Fyre" and Norske Store Orkester.[1] Konkova has also contributed to album releases and performances with artists like Finn Hauge, Magni Wentzel (Porty & Bess), Roy Nikolaisen (Roy's choice), Øystein Sunde ("Øystein Sunde... og vel så det", 2002)[3] and Hans Mathisen (Quiet Songs).[4]



Solo albums[edit]

Solo piano
Within Olga Konkova Trio
In duo with Per Mathisen
With Wenche Losnegård, Per Hillestad, Paolo Vinaccia and Knut Hem
  • 2011: My Voice (Losen Records), performing her own compositions, inspired by Anna Akhmatova
In duo with Jens Thoresen
  • 2016: December Songs (Losen Records)
  • 2017: Old Songs (Losen Records)


With Finn Hauge
With Magni Wentzel
With Roy Nikolaisen
With Hans Mathisen
With Helge Sunde and Ensemble Denada


  1. ^ a b "Olga Konkova Biografi" (in Norwegian). Norsk Musikkinformasjon MIC.no. Retrieved 2013-10-07.
  2. ^ "Olga Konkova Biografi". Store Norske Leksikon (in Norwegian). Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 2013-10-07.
  3. ^ ""Øystein Sunde... og vel så det"". Spinner.no. Retrieved 2013-10-07.
  4. ^ "Olga Konkova Biografi". Gubemusic.com. Retrieved 2013-10-07.
  5. ^ Wicklund, Erling (26 November 2009). "Olga Konkova på direkten" (in Norwegian). NRK Jazz. Retrieved 2013-10-07.
  6. ^ "Olga Konkova Return Journey". AllMusic. Retrieved 2013-10-07.
  7. ^ Mosnes, Terje (29 June 1999). "Olga Konkova: Her point of view Review". Dagbladet. Retrieved 2013-10-07.
  8. ^ Hammerø, Tor (8 September 2005). "Hans Mathisen, Quiet Songs" (in Norwegian). Puls.no. Retrieved 2013-10-07.
  9. ^ "Olga Konkova Discography". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2013-10-07.
  10. ^ Kelman, John (12 November 2009). "Helge Sunde Ensemble Denada: Finding Nymo (2009)". All About Jazz. Retrieved 7 July 2015.

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Preceded by
Eldbjørg Raknes
Recipient of the Jazz class Gammleng-prisen
Succeeded by
Dag Arnesen