Olga Konkova at the 2016 Oslo Jazzfestival.
|Born||25 August 1969|
|Occupation(s)||Musician and composer|
|Instruments||Piano, keyboards, accordion|
|Labels||Losen Records |
|Associated acts||Olga Konkova Trio|
|Website||Olga 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.
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. 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) and Hans Mathisen (Quiet Songs).
- 2005: Spellemannprisen in the category Jazz, with Hans Mathisen, for the album Quiet Songs
- 2013: Gammleng-prisen in the category Jazz
- Solo piano
- 2009: Improvisational Four (Candid Records), Piano improvisations inspired by Joni Mitchell
- 2011: Return Journey (Losen Records)
- Within Olga Konkova Trio
- 1996: Going with the Flow (Curling Legs), including Carl Morten Iversen and Audun Kleive
- 1997: Her point of view (Candid Records), including Per Mathisen and Adam Nussbaum
- 2000: Northern Crossings (Candid Records), including with Per Mathisen, Ole Mathisen and Jojo Mayer, recorded in New Jersey
- 2001: Some Things From Home (Candid Records), including Per Mathisen and Adam Nussbaum, featuring Jon Christensen
- 2015: The Goldilocks Zone (Losen Records), including Per Mathisen and Gary Husband
- In duo with Per Mathisen
- 2006: Unbound (Alessa Records)
- 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
- 2000: Porgy and Bess (Hot Club Records), performing music by George Gershwin within sextet including Nils Jansen, Christian Jaksjø, Carl Morten Iversen and Espen Rud
- With Roy Nikolaisen
- 2003: Roy's choice (Gemini Music)
- With Hans Mathisen
- 2005: Quiet Songs (Curling Legs), awarded Spellemannprisen 2005
- 2011: Timeless Tales (Curling Legs), including with Per Mathisen and Andreas Bye
- 2006: Denada (ACT Music), featuring Olga Konkova and Marilyn Mazur
- 2009: Finding Nymo (ACT Music).
- 2013: Windfall (Ocella Records)
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- Hammerø, Tor (8 September 2005). "Hans Mathisen, Quiet Songs" (in Norwegian). Puls.no. Retrieved 2013-10-07.
- "Olga Konkova Discography". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2013-10-07.
- Kelman, John (12 November 2009). "Helge Sunde Ensemble Denada: Finding Nymo (2009)". All About Jazz. Retrieved 7 July 2015.
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| Recipient of the Jazz class Gammleng-prisen