Sigurd Jansen

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

Biography[edit]

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.

Conductor[edit]

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.

Films[edit]

He wrote the score of these films:

Awards[edit]

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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