Christian Hundsnes Grøvlen, 25 and a native of Bergen, has played the piano since the age of 5 and is today regarded as one of Norways most prominent young and exciting artists. He studied at the Oslo Academy of Music with professor Håvard Gimse and professor Lars Anders Tomter where he graduated in 2015. He is currently based in Copenhagen where he is studying at The Royal Danish Academy of Music in the soloist program with professor Jens Elvekjær. Christian also receives artistic advice and instruction from Leif Ove Andsnes, Wolfgang Plagge and Ole Edvard Antonsen.
From his early teens he has appeared as soloist, accompanist and chamber musician, and played with the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, Ensemble Allegria, Nordic Harmony and several other ensembles.
Christian has worked with several great artist, such as Arve Tellefsen, Leif Ove Andsnes, Eldbjørg and Ragnhild Hemming, Charlie Siem, Marianne Thorsen, Johannes Weisser, Eli Kristin Hanssveen, Knut Erik Sundquist among others. He also works regularly with Norwegian actor Minken Fosheim.
As a performer he has been noted for his poetic, extroverted and virtuosic playing, a broad repertoire and also as an arranger and composer. He has a strong passion for the late romantic composers such as Sergei Rachmaninov and Leopold Godowsky, and the music of Maurice Ravel and Francis Poulenc.