Sigurd Jansen - Biography

Sigurd Jansen

Sigurd Jansen (1932) has worked for many years as a composer, conductor, pianist and as an arranger. He has worked
for NRK since 1967, where his main occupation has been to compose, arrange, direct and play piano.

He has earlier worked as an orchestra leader at Chat Noir, and as jazz pianist, orchestra leader and arranger on a
number of recordings.

In addition to having composed music for several films, Jansen was engaged as the music consultant for the Norwegian
pavilion at Disney World, EPCOT Centre.

On an international level, he has served as conductor for his own compositions and arrangements with, among others, the

  • Malmö Symphony Orchestra
  • Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra
  • The BBC Radio Orchestra
  • Scottish Radio Orchestra
  • Irish Radio Orchestra
  • Belgian Radio Orchestra
  • Metropol Orchestra in Holland
  • Danish Radio Entertainment Orchestra
  • Symphony Orchestra in Hannover

He has received the following awards:

  • Norwegian "Grammy" Award -1972
  • Nordring Award for Best Music Producer-1973
  • Nordring Award for Best Music Arranger-1975
  • First Prize for the music for the opening of the Oslo Concert Hall
  • NOPA's Work of the Year Award, for "Aurora Borealis", written for The Norwegian Broadcasting Orchestra, synthesizer and 4 jazz soloists, 1990

He has served in the following organizations:

  • Chairman of TONO's Evaluation Committee
  • Board Member of The Norwegian Cassette Tax Fund
  • President- Nordic Union of Popular Composers, Authors and Arrangers
  • Chairman of Norwegian Society of Popular Composers, Authors and Arrangers
  • Member of TONO's Board and Shareholders Committee
  • Board Member of The Composers Remuneration Fund
  • Member of the Nordic Copyright Bureau Management
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