Vebjørn Anvik is a graduate of the Norwegian Academy of Music in Oslo and the Ferenc Liszt Academy in Budapest. He studied the piano with Eline Nygaard, Einar Steen-Nøkleberg and Peter Feuchtwanger, and has participated in master classes with Elisabeth Leonskaja and Hans Leygraf.
In Norway he won the national piano competition for young people "Ungdommens Pianomesterskap" in three different age categories. He gave his public debut recital in Oslo in 1981, to unanimous critical acclaim.
Vebjørn Anvik has given a number of solo recitals, and appeared as a soloist with orchestras such as the Oslo Philharmonic and the Norwegian Chamber Orchestra. His CD recordings include Mozart's concerto for two pianos KV 365 (Chandos) with the Norwegian Chamber Orchestra and Iona Brown, and with Håvard Gimse as co-soloist, and Thoresen / Ravel Piano Works (Fabra).
In 1993 Vebjørn Anvik was awarded the prestigious Levin Prize (Norway) for his piano playing. He has performed as a soloist and chamber musician at many European music festivals.
From 2004-2009 he was co-artistic director of the Stavanger International Chamber Music Festival together with his colleagues in the Grieg Trio.
In addition to pursuing his performing career, Vebjørn Anvik is associate professor at the Norwegian Academy of Music.
Text written by August Albertsen