Time of the Poet Republic profiles a global maestro , a multi-awarding – international arts personality , a prolific concerts Pianist , a distinguished music art scholar. Christina Bjørkøe’s recording of Knudåge Riisager’s piano music received the Danish Music Award 2005 and 2009 her recording of Carl Nielsen: Complete Piano Works received the Danish Music Award as Solo Recording of the Year. She twice won First Prize in the Steinway Competition and has been awarded several other prizes and grants including the prestigious Victor Borge Award. Listening to her musical showcase is like enjoying soft heart soothing drops of drizzle flash on an African August dawn. Her top- notch delivery raves the spirits of the listener the same way rhythm packed Bangiza mbira beat does to the soul of a fervent dancer. The inner deep heart cave emotional verve emanating from her soul -full performance evokes sleeping bones to rise and arouses dozing spirits to walk the earth again. As much as I know that Piano music and Orchestras are not that familiar in African communities as they are in Europe, America, India and other continents, I have to agree that we miss a lot of entertainment and emotional relief from this rich musical culture, I will be taking Piano lessons. Professor Christina Bjørkøe your renditions bring warmth, hope and promise to our August dreams and life as a whole . For the record , Professor Christina Bjørkøe give concerts and I have recorded classic composers as Bach, Beethoven, Chopin, Schumann,and the great Danish composer Carl Nielsen. In the spirit of embracing diversity and in the light of intercultural tolerance . We are proud to present the profile, performances, music art of the Prolific and Internationally acclaimed Piano Music Artist, LEGEND Christina Bjørkøe . Together We Rise – ( Blurb by Mbizo CHIRASHA).
Christina Bjørkøe – piano
”Christina Bjørkøe lets loose with her most incisive, dynamically charged playing”.
Christina Bjørkøe is an associate professor at The Carl Nielsen Academy of Music. She was born in Copenhagen, Denmark. At the age of 19 she was accepted by the Juilliard School of Music in New York where she studied with Seymour Lipkin, as later with Anne Oland at the Royal Danish Academy of Music.She plays in Europe, China and domestic venues. She has appeared as a soloist, with orchestral engagements and as chamber musician at venues in Denmark, including the Tivoli Concert Hall’s major Beethoven, Chopin and Schubert series, as well as in Sweden, Germany, the Czech Republic, Croatia, Poland, France and South America, Asia and the USA.Christina Bjørkøe has performed with most Danish symphony orchestras, with the Malmö Symphony Orchestra of Sweden, the Iceland Philharmonic Orchestra, Recife Festival Orchestra in Brazil, The Czechish Chamber Orchestra and the Danish National Symphony Orchestra/DR.Christina Bjørkøe’s recording of Knudåge Riisager’s piano music received the Danish Music Award 2005 and 2009 her recording of Carl Nielsen: Complete Piano Works received the Danish Music Award as Solo Recording of the Year. She twice won First Prize in the Steinway Competition and has been awarded several other prizes and grants including the prestigous Victor Borge Award.
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Mbizo CHIRASHA, UNESCO-RILA Affiliate Artist. Freedom of Speech Fellow to PEN- Zentrum Deutschland,Germany. Alumni of the International Human Rights Arts Festival in New-York, USA. Literary Arts Activism Diplomatie. Globally Certified Arts Mediums Curator and Influencer. Internationally Published Page and Spoken Word Poet. Writer in Residence. Arts for Human Rights Catalyst. Core Team Member of the Bezine Arts and Humanities Project. His illustrious poetry, hybrid writings, political commentary, short fiction, book reviews and Arts Features are published in more than 400 spaces notably the Monk Arts and Soul in Magazine in United Kingdom. Atunis Poetry.com in Belgium. Demer press poetry series in Netherlands. World Poetry Almanac in Mongolia. Poesia journal in Slovenia. Bezine Arts and Humanities Webzine in USA. The Poet a Day in Brooklyn, USA. Litnet Writers Journal in South Africa. African Crayons in Nigeria. Poetry Bulawayo in Zimbabwe. Pulp-pit USA. The FictionalCafe international Journal, Texas USA. Best New African Poetry series in Zimbabwe, Zimbolicious Poetry Collections in Zimbabwe. Co-edited Street Voices International Publications with Andreas Weiland in Germany. Co-Edited Silent Voices Anthology, a Tribute to Chinua Achebe. Co-Edited the Corpses of Unity, solidarity collection to victimized Cameroonians with Nsah Mala. Curated and Edited the Zimbabwe We Want Poetry, Inside Digraceland speaking poetic truth to the Mugabe regime and other bad regimes. He owns the Time of the Poet blog zine, MIOMBOPUBLISHING that published the #GlobalCallforPeaceProject titled the Second of EARTH is Peace. A LETTER to the PRESIDENT his experimental resistance poetry collection was released in August 2019 by Mwanaka and Media Publishing. Co- Authored Whispering Woes of Ganges and Zambezi with Sweta Vikram in India. Good Morning President his first poetry collection was published in 2011 by Zimbabwean published based in United Kingdom, Diaspora Publishers.COVID 19 Satansdeadly fart is forthcoming. Chirasha is Founder and the Chief Editor of Brave Voices Poetry Journal, https://bravevoicespress.home.blog/ and WOMAWORDS LITERARY PRESS,https://womawordsliterarypress.home.blog/
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TIME OF THE POET REPUBLIC- An Internet based Writers Center, Archiving Theme based Digital Poetry Anthologies and publishing Iconic Poets ,Writers and Artists from around the globe. TIME OF POET REPUBLIC was founded by UNESCO-RILA Affiliate ARTIST. Freedom of SPEECH Fellow PEN-Zentrum Deutschland.2019 African FELLOW ihraf.org and Acclaimed Literary Arts Diplomatie,Mbizo CHIRASHA