Aksel Kolstad, born 1981 in Oslo – Norway, completed his bachelor degree under Prof. Sigurd Slåttebrekk at The Norwegian Academy of Music in Oslo in 2006. He completed his master degree at the same adacemy and also with Prof Slåttebrekk, performing George Gershwin´s piano concertos. Kolstad begun takeing piano-lessons when he was four years old. When he turned twelve the legendary professor Eva Sandvik Stugu embraced him and made sure he got everything he needed to develop his talent, until the end of his teenage years.
Trio Valentin – a young prize winning pianotrio from The Norwegian Academy of Music . Oda Hilde, violin Ivan Valentin, cello and Ole Christian Haagenrud, piano.