Geir Botnen

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Date of Birth February 27, 1959
Place of Birth Norway
Age 61 years old
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Geir Botnen is a Norwegian pianist. He focuses mainly on the works of Geirr Tveitt, but his repertoire also includes works by other composers.

Born: February 27, 1959
Origin: Kvam, Norway
Genres: Classical
Years active: 1983–present
Labels: Aurora, Simax Classics, Lynor, Vest-Norsk Plateselskap, Barneselskapet

About Geir Botnen

Gained renown for his mastery of Norwegian composer Geirr Tveitt's repertoire, as well as the repertoire of other composers.

Before Fame

He studied for five years under famed professor Jiri Hlinka at the Bergen Music Conservatory, and while there, he performed with the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra.


He recorded Tveitt's Fifty Folk Tunes from Hardanger to great acclaim.

Family Life

He was descended from fiddle-makers Isak and Trond Botnen.


He became the first Norwegian pianist to participate in the Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Competition in 1982 in Moscow.

Information related to Geir Botnen

  • Norwegian classical pianists
  • Musicians from Kvam
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Latest information about Geir Botnen updated on October 20, 2020.

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