|Birth name||Rolf Undsæt Løvland|
|Born||19 April 1955|
|Genres||Classical, Celtic, Nordic folk, new-age, pop|
Rolf Undsæt Løvland (born 19 April 1955) is a Norwegian composer, lyricist, arranger, and pianist. Together with Fionnuala Sherry, he formed the Celtic-Nordic group Secret Garden, in which he was the composer, producer, and keyboardist. He began composing at an early age (he formed a band at the age of nine) and grew up studying at the Kristiansand Music Conservatory, later receiving his master's degree from the Norwegian Institute of Music in Oslo.
Løvland has won the Eurovision Song Contest twice, resulting in Norway's first two titles. He composed the song "La det swinge" in 1985. He also composed the song "Nocturne" in 1995, as part of the duo Secret Garden.
In 1985 Løvland was one of the composers behind the song "Tomorrow Will Be Better" (simplified Chinese: 明天会更好; pinyin: Míngtiān huì Gènghǎo), a song directly inspired by the UK charity single "Do They Know It's Christmas?" written the previous year by Bob Geldof and Midge Ure.
Barbra Streisand asked Ann Hampton Callaway to write lyrics to a Rolf Løvland melody which she entitled "I've Dreamed of You", and sang to James Brolin at their wedding. The song was later recorded on her CD, "A Love Like Ours", released as a single and selected for the album, The Essential Barbra Streisand. Streisand performed this song on her live double CD, Timeless.
- Spellemannsprisen (Norwegian Grammy equivalent)
- Winner of the National radio chart "Song of the year-award"
- Grand Prix winner of the Eurovision Song Contest twice (1985 with "La det swinge" and 1995 with "Nocturne")
- Four times winner of the Norwegian selection for the Eurovision Song Contest, the Melodi Grand Prix.
- "Løvland, Rolf" (in Norwegian). Norsk pop- og rockleksikon. 6 August 2006. Retrieved 8 December 2015.