Anders Hannevold

Born and currently residing in Bergen.

Classical pianist, music pedagogue and composer. Nordic Ice Theatre´s in -house composer and musical director.


Graduated in composition (MA, BA) at the Grieg Academy. During his studies, Anders focused on nothingness, deconstruction of musical material and on researching connections between simplicity and complexity with the approach related to the artworks of Jan Groth.
Anders studied also at Kyoto University of the Arts.

His mentors throughout the years include: prof. Dániel Péter Biró, assoc. prof. Juliana Hodkinson, Sigurd Fischer - Olsen, Rebecka Avhenniemi and Ruben Sverre Gjertsen. In addition to his composition studies, Anders received higher education in piano performance, at -among others - Baratt-Due Institute of Music, under tutors such as: prof. Einar - Steen Nøkleberg, prof. Audun Kaiser, prof. Torleif Torgesen, assoc. prof. Signe Bakke. 

Anders holds a membership in the Norwegian Society of Composers.

He is also a board member of Komponistkollektivet as well as nyMusikk Bergen.


As a composer, Anders have written for world renown artists and ensembles such as Stuttgart Neue Vocalsolisten, Fukuhara Sawako and The Norwegian Naval Forces Band.

In his works, he is operating in the field of contemporary art music, weaving together intricate masses of thought and pitch material. He is taken with exploring the edges of musical concepts, such as borders between the human perception of polyphony and cacophonic mass, or the extremes of the micro and macro levels of concepts such as, for example, arpeggio. From living in Kyoto and studying folk music there, certain aspects of Japanese aesthetics have also found their way into his creative processes.


As a musician, Anders has been a freelance classical pianist for the last 15 years.

He has worked as solo pianist, accompanist and in chamber groups with both classical and contemporary music in Norway and other countries around the world. To name a few examples - Poland, Japan, England, France, Greece. Due to his good sight reading skills, musical taste and communication in chamber music settings, Anders is also a sought - after accompanist.

In addition to his career as a performer, he works as a music teacher at Feedback Studios, sharing his knowledge in piano and music theory at all levels.


Professor emeritus, Bud Beyer wrote about him:
-   ´Grounded in theory, but pushing outward to the limits of the imagination´