The Norwegian pianist, Joachim Kwetzinsky, gained his postgraduate diploma at the Norwegian Academy of Music where he studied with Einar Steen-Nøkleberg and Liv Glaser, and he has also studied with Jiri Hlinka at the Barratt Due Institute of Music. In 2002 he was a prize winner in the international Concours Grieg. In 2004 he won the competition of Concert Norway's three-year launch programme INTRO Classical where he was praised for his "wellprofiled programme, his impressive overview and shaping of the musical material, and his virtuoso, unsentimental yet sensitive performance". In 2009 he received the Robert Levin Prize at a concert during the Bergen International Festival.
Joachim Kwetzinsky has performed in Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Iceland, Austria, Germany, France, Spain, Greece, Czech Republic, Lithuania, USA, Oman, China, Bangladesh, Jordan, Sudan and Russia. He has appeared as a soloist at several festivals, including Bergen International Festival, Festival of North Norway, Ultima, Christmas at the Kremlin and Woerthersee Classics Festival. He has performed solo with state orchestras in Austria, Russia, Greece and Jordan.
Joachim Kwetzinsky has premiered more than 20 pieces by contemporary composers from Norway and abroad. In 2010 he released his first solo CD "Polyphonic Dialogues" with music by Dmitri Shostakovich and Rodion Shchedrin on the label 2L, and he also appears together with Johannnes Martens in Elliott Carter's cello sonata on the critically acclaimed CD "Figments and Fragments", released by 2L in 2008 on the same label.