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Olga Konkova

Origin  Norway Russia
Role  Musician
Name  Olga Konkova

Genres  Jazz
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Born  25 August 1969 (age 46) Moscow, Russia (1969-08-25)
Instruments  Piano, keyboards, accordion
Website  Olga Konkova on Myspace
Albums  Northern Crossings, Her Point Of View
Record labels  Losen Records, Curling Legs
Similar People  Per Mathisen, Staffan William‑Olsson, Kare Conradi

Associated acts  Olga Konkova Trio
Occupation(s)  Musician and composer

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Olga Konkova (born 25 August 1969 in Moscow, Russia) is a Norwegian/Russian jazz musician (piano), married to the bassist Per Mathisen, and known from several recordings and collaboration with international jazz musicians like Adam Nussbaum, Gary Husband and Karin Krog.


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Konkova was educated as classical pianist in Moscow, and later as jazz pianist at Berklee College of Music in Boston, where she met her husband Per Mathisen. After moving with him to Oslo in 1994, she collaborated with Inge Stangvik Quartet and the "Storeslem Big Band". In her own Olga Konkova Trio she collaborates with her husband Per Mathisen (bass) and various drummers (Adam Nussbaum/Stein Inge Brækhus/Gary Husband). She has also collaborated within "Sernet Å Fyre" and Norske Store Orkester. Konkova has also contributed to album releases and performances with artists like Finn Hauge, Magni Wentzel (Porty & Bess), Roy Nikolaisen (Roy's choice), Øystein Sunde ("Øystein Sunde... og vel så det", 2002) and Hans Mathisen (Quiet Songs).


  • 2005: Spellemannprisen in the category Jazz, with Hans Mathisen, for the album Quiet Songs
  • 2013: Gammleng-prisen in the category Jazz
  • Solo albums

    Solo piano
  • 2009: Improvisational Four (Candid Records), Piano improvisations inspired by Joni Mitchell
  • 2011: Return Journey (Losen Records)
  • Within Olga Konkova Trio
  • 1996: Going with the Flow (Curling Legs), including Carl Morten Iversen and Audun Kleive
  • 1997: Her point of view (Candid Records), including Per Mathisen and Adam Nussbaum
  • 2000: Northern Crossings (Candid Records), including with Per Mathisen, Ole Mathisen and Jojo Mayer, recorded in New Jersey
  • 2001: Some Things From Home (Candid Records), including Per Mathisen and Adam Nussbaum, featuring Jon Christensen
  • 2015: The Goldilocks Zone (Losen Records), including Per Mathisen and Gary Husband
  • In duo with Per Mathisen
  • 2006: Unbound (Alessa Records)
  • With Wenche Losnegård, Per Hillestad, Paolo Vinaccia and Knut Hem
  • 2011: My Voice (Losen Records), performing her own compositions, inspired by Anna Akhmatova
  • In duo with Jens Thoresen
  • 2016: December Songs (Losen Records)
  • 2017: Old Songs (Losen Records)
  • Collaborations

    With Finn Hauge
  • 1998: Close to My Heart (Hot Club Records), including with Terje Gewelt and Frank Jakobsen
  • With Magni Wentzel
  • 2000: Porgy and Bess (Hot Club Records), performing music by George Gershwin within sextet including Nils Jansen, Christian Jaksjø, Carl Morten Iversen and Espen Rud
  • With Roy Nikolaisen
  • 2003: Roy's choice (Gemini Music)
  • With Hans Mathisen
  • 2005: Quiet Songs (Curling Legs), awarded Spellemannprisen 2005
  • 2011: Timeless Tales (Curling Legs), including with Per Mathisen and Andreas Bye
  • With Helge Sunde and Ensemble Denada
  • 2006: Denada (ACT Music), featuring Olga Konkova and Marilyn Mazur
  • 2009: Finding Nymo (ACT Music).
  • 2013: Windfall (Ocella Records)
  • References

    Olga Konkova Wikipedia

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