- Category : 1927-births
- Type : MGE
- Profile : 1/3 - Investigating / Martyr
- Definition : Single
- Incarnation Cross : RAX Explanation 2
Norwegian pianist, with a noted career both as a child prodigy and adult performer.
Her debut with the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra at the age of 12, in which she played three concertos (those by Johann Sebastian Bach in F minor, Joseph Haydn in D major, and Carl Maria von Weber in C major), was received with rave reviews.
At 19 she relocated to the United States where she had a distinguished career with the Minnesota Orchestra for 15 years, before returning to Norway in 1967. She became a popular fixture on the Norwegian music scene and was named the first professor of chamber music at the Norwegian Academy of Music.
Knardahl was married twice, first to violinist Robert Andersen (1947-1956), then to viola player Arthur Florian Freiwald (1956 -).
Eva Knardahl died on 3 September 2006, in Oslo, aged 79.