INGUNN TENNOE (1989) is a classical pianist currently living in Cambridge (UK).
She works as a freelancing musician in Cambridge, London and Oslo while giving private piano lessons in Cambridge. Ingunn graduated from The Norwegian Academy of Music with a master’s degree in classical piano in 2014.
Her concerts are personal and energetic. She makes the classical concert into a new experience. With her background in classical music, storytelling and singing, she often combines these talents in concerts.
Ingunn also writes her own songs inspired by jazz standards, soul, storytelling and classical music. She likes to call them improvisations.
She plays in the ensembles DUO I&K and Trio Mingo that focus on alternative and new ways of thinking as classical chamber ensembles in a classical concert, with a vision to reach a broader audience. Ingunn arranges and plays children’s concerts.
…She was only 10 years old when she was accepted as a student in the talent program at the acclaimed Norwegian music institute Barratt Due Musikkinstitutt. While attending she studied with Marina Pliassova. Through the following years, Ingunn participated in both duo and solo national competitions, receiving 1st and 2nd place on a number of occasions. At the age of 14, she was chosen as both soloist and chamber musician to perform on an Anniversary CD for the famous Norwegian festival Valdres Sommersymfoni. In 2008, at the age of 19 she began her studies at the Norwegian Academy of Music with Professor Einar Henning Smebye. Over the following years she performed in many concert venues around Norway, as well as other countries such as Poland, Sweden, Russia and England. She has had several lessons with professors like Jiri Hlinka, Leif Ove Andsnes, Henning Kraggerud, Piotr Janowski and Stephen Kovacevich.
Ingunn has several talents, including song and storytelling. She has experience both as a pianist and as a singer on Norwegian radio and television. Ingunn became an artist in Aksel Kolstads Café de Concert series in 2008. In 2009 she was awarded the Dobloug Foundation Scholarship to study classical piano at the Manhattan School of Music in New York. She studied at Manhattan School of Music with Dr. Marc Silverman in 2010/2011. During her stay in New York, she was invited to play concerts at venues such as the WMP Concert Hall, Caffe Vivaldi, The Norwegian Seaman’s Church, The Juilliard School and the Manhattan School of Music. She was awarded the first prize in the Fuchs Chamber Music Competition at Manhattan School of Music together with Norwegian violinist Anna Nilsen. In 2012, Ingunn Tennøe was accepted at both Guildhall School of Music and Drama and The Norwegian Academy of Music for her master degree. She took her master with professors Einar Smebye and Håvard Gimse at The Norwegian Academy in classical performance piano while also studying storytelling at The University of Oslo. Ingunn graduated in 2014. Ingunn has played several classical concerts for children in The Norwegian Concert House, Oslo Konserthus (2013/2014). She has done more than 100 classical concerts for children with violinist Kathrine Hvinden Hals, touring for Valdres Sommersymfoni (2015) and Den Kulturelle Skolesekken (2015- 2017). Ingunn Tennøe performs regularly in London, Cambridge and all over Norway. Beside her classical career, Ingunn also writes her own music, inspired by soul, folk, jazz and classical music.
Ingunn Elisabeth Tennøe, født i Oslo i 1989, har en mastergrad i utøvende klassisk piano fra Norges Musikkhøgskole. Hun studerte hos professor Einar Henning Smebye og Håvard Gimse frem til i 2014. I 2010 mottok hun et fullt stipend til et år på Manhattan School of Music hos dr. Marc Silverman. Der fikk hun første pris i Fuchs Competition sammen med fiolinist Anna Margrethe Haugland Nilsen, og spilte konserter på arenaer som WMP Concert hall, Caffe Vivaldi, Juilliard School of Music and Drama og Manhattan School of Music. Ingunn har flere interessefelter, blant annet innen sang og fortelling. Hun har i løpet av de siste årene hatt flere solokonserter på Cafe de Concert i Oslo, i museer og i kirker, der hun har kombinert både spilling, sang og fortelling. I 2012 gikk hun ut med eksamen i Muntlig Fortelling på HioA, noe hun tok ved siden av musikkstudiene. Samme år ble hun tilbudt plass i masterprogram på Guildhall School of Music and Drama og Norges Musikkhøgskole.
Ingunn spiller i Trio Mingo og DUO I&K, to kammermusikkgrupper med visjon om å treffe et bredere publikum med klassisk musikk- med stort fokus på formidling. Ingunn har spilt flere konserter i Barnas Konserthusserie i regi av Oslo Konserthus de siste årene. Hun har også spilt mer enn100 konserter til sammen for barn sammen med fiolinst Kathrine Hvinden Hals i regi Den Kulturelle Skolesekken, og for festivaler som Valdres Sommersymfoni. Ingunn Tennøe opptrer regelmessig i Cambridge, London og rundt om i Norge. I tillegg til den klassiske musikken, skriver Ingunn egne låter inspirert av jazz- standards, vise, soul og klassisk musikk.