Konkova at the 2016 Oslo Jazzfestival
|Born||25 August 1969|
|Instruments||Piano, keyboards, accordion|
|Labels||Losen, Curling Legs|
|Website||Olga Konkova on Myspace|
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, the bassist 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 on 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
|1996?||Going with the Flow||Curling Legs||Trio, with Carl Morten Iversen, Audun Kleive|
|1997||Northern Crossings||Candid||With Ole Mathisen (soprano sax, tenor sax), Per Mathisen (bass), Jojo Mayer (drums)|
|1997–98||Her Point of View||Candid||Some tracks solo piano; some tracks trio, with Per Mathisen (bass), Adam Nussbaum (drums)|
|1997–2001||Some Things from Home||Candid||Trio, with Per Mathisen (bass), Jon Christensen and Adam Nussbaum (drums; separately)|
|2006?||Unbound||Alessa||duo with Per Mathisen|
|2009?||Improvisational Four||Caprice||Solo piano; improvisations inspired by Joni Mitchell|
|2010?||My Voice||Losen||With Wenche Losnegård (vocals); most tracks trio with Per Hillestad (percussion, drums) added; one track quartet, with Knut Hem (effects) added; one track trio with Paolo Vinaccia (percussion) replacing Hillestad|
|2011||Return Journey||Losen||Solo piano|
|2015||The Goldilocks Zone||Losen||Trio, with Per Mathisen (bass), Gary Husband (drums, percussion)|
|2016||December Songs||Losen||Duo, with Jens Thoresen (guitar)|
|2017||Old Songs||Losen||Duo, with Jens Thoresen (guitar)|
- 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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- ""Øystein Sunde... og vel så det"". Spinner.no. Retrieved 7 October 2013.
- "Olga Konkova Biografi". Gubemusic.com. Retrieved 7 October 2013.
- Cook, Richard; Morton, Brian (2008). The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings (9th ed.). Penguin. pp. 840–841. ISBN 978-0-141-03401-0.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)
- Mosnes, Terje (29 June 1999). "Olga Konkova: Her point of view Review". Dagbladet. Retrieved 7 October 2013.
- Wicklund, Erling (26 November 2009). "Olga Konkova på direkten" (in Norwegian). NRK Jazz. Retrieved 7 October 2013.
- "My Voice: Olga Konkova". losenrecords.no. Retrieved 7 February 2019.
- "Return Journey: Olga Konkova". losenrecords.no. Retrieved 7 February 2019.
- "The Goldilocks Zone: Olga Konkova". losenrecords.no. Retrieved 7 February 2019.
- Hadley, Frank-John (December 2017). "Stellar Stocking Stuffers". DownBeat. p. 87.
- "December Songs: Olga Konkova & Jens Thoresen". losenrecords.no. Retrieved 7 February 2019.
- Thackara, Geno (5 November 2017). "Olga Konkova & Jens Thoresen: Old Songs". All About Jazz.
- "Old Songs: Olga Konkova & Jens Thoresen". losenrecords.no. Retrieved 7 February 2019.
- Hammerø, Tor (8 September 2005). "Hans Mathisen, Quiet Songs" (in Norwegian). Puls.no. Retrieved 7 October 2013.
- "Olga Konkova Discography". Discogs.com. Retrieved 7 October 2013.
- 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