Tina Margareta Nilssen is a classical pianist who lives in Oslo and grew up in Trondheim, Norway.
She has released three internationally critically acclaimed CD’s with music for two pianos with the Dena Piano Duo (www.denapianoduo.com). The first two recordings include all of Mozart and Grieg’s works for two pianos, and in the third CD release in 2013 “Hommage à Grieg” they recorded works of Brahms, Saint-Saëns, Wolfgang Plagge and Terje Bjørklund.
Tina has performed solo and duet recitals in Norway, Denmark, Germany, Switzerland, Spain, England, USA, Moscow, Italy, New York and Philadelphia. She has been a soloist with orchestras several times with piano concertos of Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Grieg and Gershwin, and played at various music festivals and concert series. Her performances include playing duo with great Norwegian performers such as Arve Tellefsen, Kari Postma, Johannes Martens, Stine Rem Aarønes, Daniel Dalnoki, Heide Görtz, Beate Mordal, Christian Ihle Hadland and Ingrid Andsnes.
She took her Masters degree at The Norwegian Academy of Music in Oslo (Prof. Jens Harald Bratlie) with one year Erasmus program at the University of Arts in Berlin (Prof. Heide Görtz), and her Bachelor at Barratt Due Music Institute (Prof. Jiri Hlinka) and at NTNU Institute of Music in Trondheim (Jørgen Larsen).
As a pianist she has received the two-year Norwegian artists’ working grant from the Norwegian Arts Council, Jansons Fund, RWE-Dea, Norwegian “Fund For Performing Artists”, as well as many other grants.
Besides her performing commitments, Tina is the creator of a method for musicians called Timani (www.timanimusic.com). She runs the Timani Academy in Oslo, Norway, and teaches regularly at The National Academy of Opera in Oslo, The Norwegian Academy of Music, Barratt Due Music Institute and in Tromsø (UiT) and Trondheim (NTNU), for professional ensembles and performers as well as giving courses in many different countries.