About


 
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“Lars Jakob Rudjord creates music full of such grace and beauty that it can only be described as briming with culture and poise.”

OVERBLOWN (UK)

Lars Jakob Rudjord is a Norwegian pianist and composer, based on the windswept Lista peninsula on the Southwest coast of Norway. As one of very few Norwegian artists on the globally growing Modern Classical scene pioneered by acts like Nils Frahm, Olafur Arnalds and Max Richter, Rudjord mixes his acoustic, classical-inspired piano melodies with synths, strings, beats and electronics, inviting the audience into his very own sound world. 

He has released two studio albums and a number of singles and EPs on Fyrlyd Records to stunning reviews. The most recent album was recorded and produced by Grammy-awarded producer Joel Hamilton in Brooklyn, NY, and was awarded «Best new release 2016» by The Vinyl Anachronist (US).

Lars Jakob Rudjord’s live shows are evocative journeys into his very own musical world. He usually performs solo, surrounded by his dearest friends: an acoustic piano, a Fender Rhodes, synthesizers and other vintage keyboards. Occasionally, he also brings a string player or two.

Besides his solo career, he is also a frequent performer with some of the foremost Norwegian musicians in various genres, like Ingvild Koksvik, Karl Seglem and Moddi.

 

Press quotes


The feeling for me is of a soundtrack composer in a modern classicalists skin. You will be pressing start all over again.
— DRIFTING, ALMOST FALLING (AUS)
I particularly like the musical phrasing and expression in Rudjord’s piano playing, those tiny subtle accents and pauses that help form patterns in the music.
— NORDIC MUSIC REVIEW (UK)
Tar oss med på ei musikalsk reise som få, om noen har opplevd tidligere.
— TOR HAMMERØ (N)
I love when a song can pull you in like this. It makes me want to read and dream and even write a little.
— EAR TO THE GROUND MUSIC (US)
Lars’ recordings are always so pristine and clear and musical, and the emotions are beyond vivid.
— THE VINYL ANACHRONIST (US)
Det er bare å senke skuldrene og la stressfølelsen forsvinne sammen med lyden av Rudjords “Indiepiano”.
— FÆDRELANDSVENNEN (N)