Olga Konkova

Olga Konkova (born 25 August 1969 in Moscow, Russia) is a Norwegian/Russian Jazz musician (piano), married to the bassist Per Mathisen, and known from several recordings and collaboration with international Jazz musicians like Adam Nussbaum, Gary Husband and Karin Krog.

Konkova was educated as classical pianist in Moscow, and later as jazz pianist at Berklee College of Music in Boston, where she met her husbond Per Mathisen. After moving with him to Oslo in 1994, she collaborated with Inge Stangvik Quartet and the «Storeslem Big Band». In her own Olga Konkova Trio she collaborates with her husband Per Mathisen (bass) and various drummers (Adam Nussbaum/Stein Inge Brækhus/Gary Husband). She has also collaborated within «Sernet Å Fyre» and «Store Norske Orkester». Konkova has also contributed to album releases and performances with artists like Finn Hauge, Magni Wentzel (Porty & Bess), Roy Nikolaisen (Roy’s choice), Øystein Sunde (“Øystein Sunde… og vel så det”, 2002) and Hans Mathisen (Quiet Songs).

2005: Spellemannprisen in the class Jazz, with Hans Mathisen, for the album Quiet Songs