The Danish concert pianist Christina Bjørkøe was born in Copenhagen. At the age of 19 she was accepted by the Juilliard School of Music in New York where she studied with Seymour Lipkin, as later with Anne Oland at the Royal Danish Academy of Music. She received her first musical training from Therese Koppel.
At the age of 16 Christina Bjørkøe was already performing as a soloist with an orchestra. She has appeared as a soloist, with orchestral engagements and as chamber musician at venues in Denmark, including the Tivoli Concert Hall’s major Beethoven, Chopin and Schubert series, as well as in Sweden, Germany, Italy, The Czech Republic, Croatia, Poland, France, South America, China, USA, and many domestic venues.
Christina Bjørkøe’s recording of Knudåge Riisager’s piano music received the Danish Music Award 2005 and 2009 her recording of Carl Nielsen: Complete Piano Works received the Danish Music Award as Solo Recording of the Year.
She twice won First Prize in the Steinway Competition and has been awarded several other prizes and grants including the prestigious Victor Borge Award.
Christina Bjørkøe is an associate professor at The Carl Nielsen Academy of Music.
AUDIO & VIDEO
C. Nielsen – Chaconne
C. Nielsen – Festival Prelude for the New Century
C. Nielsen – Suite – III Molto adagio e patetico
R. Schumann – Fantasie in C-dur, op. 17
W.A. Mozart – Piano Concerto no. 23 in C-major, II: Adagio
Beethoven Diabelli Variations CD Review
Niels Gade, Piano Sonata in E Minor