50 Years Anniversary as performing artist (1969-2019)

"Ketil Bjørnstad's quartet brought to mind the words of the Scandinavian artist Asger Jorn: 'Nordic art is dangerous, it compresses all its power inside ourselves."
Stuart Nicholson, The Observer
Ketil Bjørnstad has followed a distinctive creative course from classical piano prodigy to jazz pianist and sui generis composer, while not forgetting his success as a poet, lyricist and novelist. They are attributes that puts one in mind of a latter-day Leonard Cohen … listening of the deepest, most thought-provoking kind.”
Richard Whitehouse, Gramophone