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Nikolaj Hess

Danish piano/ keyboard player, composer, producer, arranger and educator.

NH won the gold prize in “Berlingske Tidendes” competition of non-classical music in Copenhagen; won the category best European jazz piano player under 25 in the RAI competition in Rome and was a finalist in Leverkusener Jazztages “European Young Artist” competition in Germany.

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””Providing the perfect come-down after the pyrotechnics of the opera house, the late-night solo piano recital by Danish pianist Nikolaj Hess in Christians Kirke careened between heart-melting delicacy and almost Chopinesque virtuosity. Hess is clearly equipped to face the most gargantuan technical demands, but it was the incredible fecundity of his imagination that impressed the most, whether in his inventive reimagining of “You Are my Sunshine” or the extended reverie of “Smile”. As midnight struck I'm sure I heard a cannon being fired some way off in the distance, but this could have been entirely due to my hypnagogic state.”” - Peter Quinn, The Art Desk

”MARC MOMMAAS and NIKOLAJ HESS - Balance @ the Kitano live May 6th,2010.Dutch tenor saxophonist Marc Mommaas and Danish pianist Nikolaj Hess have a rich history as bandmates in Global Motion and other units, but their duo work is a story unto itself, borne out by the 2005 Sunnyside disc Balance

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