Release April 2023
Kristoffer Hyldig is one of Denmark‘s leading pianists, recognized for his musicality and a highly personal, sensitive approach to music. Known for his versatility, he is in demand as a soloist, as well as chamber musician and lied accompanist, and his concerts are often broadcasted on Danish Radio.
He is a founding member of Messiaen Quartet Copenhagen, where his work comprises artistic programming as well as closely working with composers, commissioning and premiering pieces. As a passionate chamber musician he has shared the stage with renowned musicians, such as Carolin Widmann
and Ray Chen and he nurtures a close musical relationship with the internationally renowned Wagner soprano Brit-Tone Müllertz.
Hyldig made his debut in 2010 at the Royal Danish Academy of Music after completing his studies with Niklas Sivelöv and Tove Lønskov. The works of Messiaen have always been an important part of his repertoire, and besides Oiseaux Exotiques, the complete songs and Quartet for the end of Time Hyldig also performed Turangalîla with the Royal Danish Orchestra conducted by Michael Boder.
Gramophone Magazine, UK, selected his recording of Messiaen’s Harawi with Hetna Regitze Bruun as an Editors’ Choice.
In 2009 Hyldig received the jury’s special prize in the EU Piano Competition in addition to being awarded the Jacob Gade’s Grant, Léonie Sonning’s Talent Prize and the Danish Music Critic’s Artist Prize. He has also participated in several Zentropa movies both in the soundtrack and on screen as well as providing incidental music used in plays at The Royal Theatre in Copenhagen.