A Unique Experience

“My favorite kind of pianist is a seasoned interpreter who draws us inside the music’s emotional meaning, as Nelson Freire and Leon Fleisher increasingly did as they matured. Eide falls into the same category and is warmly recommended.”

Fanfare Magazine, 2017

Hello and welcome to my website! I am a Norwegian concert pianist living in Denmark.

My recordings has only now been released internationally and I am thrilled that they have received such spectacular reviews.

Since my debut concert twenty years ago, I have been living a quiet life with my wife and three daughters. I have been playing recitals every year, though, mostly in Scandinavia, all the time having something to prepare, trying to develop as a musician and getting deeper into the music. I always feel that I can become a better musician; it takes a lifetime to understand music, as Mitsuko Ushida recently stated.

Having a life in music is extremely important to me. I feel that I have a close contact to the music that is only getting deeper by the years. It is a great pleasure for me to be able to play any piano music I want, and I hope I bring it as much sensitivity as possible. I think now is the right time for me to start working internationally. For the first time I feel ready.

To get in close touch with classical music, it needs full attention, something that is rare in the modern world, but I think it is important for people not to forget to immerse themselves in the arts; modern life is increasingly superficial. If you really get into music, it can give you an experience that enriches your life—and what is more important than that?

You can read more about my life in music in my essay “A Pianist’s Thoughts on Practice, Playing and Recording” that was published in Fanfare Magazine in July 2017 and is available here on my “Essay” page.

Musical background
At the age of 6 I started listening to classical piano music on my father’s record player, and dreamt about playing this music one day. I started to get lessons at 8, and at 10 I was a finalist in my first piano competition.

I studied piano at the Royal Danish Academy of Music with Tom Ernst and in the Soloist Class with José Ribera, at the Tchakovsky Conservatory in Moscow with Tatjana Nicolayeva and Naum Starkmann and later with Jiri Hlinka in Oslo.

I have performed with orchestras, participated in music festivals and have given numerous recitals. After the international release last year, my recordings are frequently appearing on classical radio channels in Europe and the US.

When playing music, the most important thing for me is to play from the heart – to express true feelings in a simple way that doesn´t disturb the natural flow and form of the music.

I hope you enjoy my website!

Latest News


BERGENS TIDENDE/Norway/13.01.2018

“Nå lytter verden til Pål Eide”

I ensomhet spilte Pål Eide til fingrene blødde. Først som 47-åring fikk pianisten sitt store gjennombrudd.

Les mer her.

An English translation of the article “The World is Now Listening to Pål Eide” will be published here shortly.


(Full English translation on Review Page)

Overlooked Pianist Plays With Greatness and Delicacy

“I want to hear him play concerts. Big engagements should be waiting for this reflective musician, who is always putting the music before himself, no matter how much the virtuosity, and its emotional meaning before its effects, as spectacular as those may be.”

Thomas Michelsen, Politiken




Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Concerts

Pål Eide, December 1. 2017, 8 pm.

A LIVE PERFORMANCE, directly broadcasted by

Denmark’s Radio, DR P2

Listen to the this live performance by clicking on the following link and follow the instructions:

DR P2 Concert: Pål Eide live from Louisiana

  1. Click on the play button down to the right.

  2. Click on the grey line just above the play button (all over the screen) to skip the 30 min. “warming up”.

Grieg To the Spring – March of the Trolls – Nocturne
Sæverud The Ballad of Revolt
Johansen Pictures from the North
Ginastera Danzas Argentinas
Rachmaninov 3 Preludes
Musorgskij Pictures at an Exhibition

In the concert intermission you can listen to excerpts from my recordings and an interview (in Danish).



New CD release

Grey Clouds


“Eide is a highly intelligent pianist… …tremendous, clear in terms of line yet hugely exciting.” International Piano

“Agonizing clarity… immense climax… gracious beauty… revealing details not noticed in other performances.” American Record Guide

“Eide’s pianism takes on an electrifying edge that makes this recording exceptional.” klassiskmusikk.com/Martin Anderson




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