"Here and elsewhere, the pianist amplifies the material with intelligence and taste." - Textura Music about Mulelid and his playing
Kjetil André Mulelid (born 04.02.1991) is a Norwegian piano player and composer. He mainly works with jazz and rythmic improvised music, but also folk and pop music. He grew up in the small village Hurdal, Akershus, and started playing the piano when he was 9 years old after he heard Chopin on the stereo.
In 2010 he graduated from Jessheim high school where he had some really inspiring piano teachers: Ulrika Magdalena Lind, Morten Reppesgård and Jan Terje Augestad. Then he took one year at Høyskolen i Staffeldstgate before he went to do a bachelor degree in jazz performance at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim (NTNU, Jazzlinja). Here he really learned to use the piano as a language and as a tool with the great teachers Erling Aksdal, Vigleik Storaas, Espen Berg and Eyolf Dale.2016
He has played concerts in Scandinavia, Portugal, Belgium, Netherlands, Poland, France, Germany, England, The Faroe Islands, Serbia and USA. In 2013 the quartet Wako represented The Faroe Islands in the Young Nordic Jazz Comet. Mulelid has played and worked with many great musicians as Arve Henriksen, Kirsti Huke, Ola Kvernberg, Eirik Hegdal, Nils-Olav Johansen, Frøydis Grorud, Eirik Johannessen and Petter Vågan. Since 2015 he has been working as a freelance musician and a music educator.
After he finished his bachelor degree in jazz performance he took one year with pedagogy studies at NTNU. He now works at Trøndertun fhs. Former employers include NTNU Jazzlinja, Sund fhs, Trondheim Cathedral School and at Ole Vig High School.
© 2016 by Kjetil André Mulelid