Geir Draugsvoll is considered to be one of the most important musicians on his instrument, the classical accordion/bayan. The last decade, he has caused headlines like "Breaking boarders", "Fantastic", "An Overcoming" and "Musical Sensation". And with a repertoire ranging from Bach, Mozart, Grieg and Stravinsky to contemporary classics like Gubaidulina, Hosokawa, Berio, Nørgaard and Piazzolla, he has performed all over Europe, and also toured China and Japan.
Among festivals and concert-arenas, he has performed at; Great Hall of Moscow Conservatory (Russia), Queen Elisabeth Hall (London), Lockenhaus Festival (Austria), Aldebourgh Festival (England), Edinburgh Festival, (Scotland), Octobre Normandie (France), Mittelfest (Italy), Konzerthaus (Berlin), Musikhalle (Hamburg), Al Bustan Festival (Lebanon), Ultima Contemporary Festival (Norway), Bergen International Festival, (Norway) and many others, and he has played together with orchestras like Russian National Orchestra, Kremerata Baltica, Moscow Soloists, Norwegian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Camerata Roman and several others.
Through collaborations with many composers, Geir Draugsvoll must be characterized as one of the pioneers on his young instrument, and he has premiered a large number of works.
Selected performances in last years; Recital with James Crabb at the Edinburgh Festival (Scotland); Solo- and Chambermusic Concerts at Lockenhaus Festival (Austria) and Kuhmo Chambermusic Festival (Finland); Concerto with David Geringas and the Russian National Orchestra in Moscow; Tour in Japan and China.
Geir Draugsvoll (b. 1967) is Norwegian, but now lives in Copenhagen where he is associate professor at the Royal Academy of Music.