Sigurd Jansen

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Sigurd Jansen (born 4 March 1932) is a Norwegian composer, pianist and conductor.[1]


Sigurd Alf Jansen was born in Horten, in Vestfold county, Norway. He studied classical music at the Norwegian Academy of Music in Oslo. He was a teacher of piano from 1957 to 1962. Jansen has worked as an orchestra leader at Chat Noir, and as jazz pianist, orchestra leader and arranger on a number of recordings. Since 1957 he has worked in the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation where he is responsible for the music of a variety of TV programs and movies. His main occupation is to compose, arrange, conduct and play piano.

Sigurd Jansen is also a composer and has won several awards for his compositions. In 1964 Jansen won the Norwegian final of the Eurovision Song Contest with Spiral, with text by Egil Hagen (1912- 2004), performed by Arne Bendiksen. He has composed music for several movies. Jansen was also consultant for the Norwegian pavilion in EPCOT Center at Walt Disney World.


Internationally, he has served as conductor for his own compositions and arrangements with, among others, the following:

Sigurd Jansen was the conductor of six Norwegian entries in Eurovision Song Contest between 1979 and 1984.


He wrote the score of these films:


Jansen has received a number of awards:

  • Spellemannprisen (Norwegian Grammy Award) - 1972
  • Nordring Award for Best Music Producer - 1973
  • Nordring Award for Best Music Arranger - 1975


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