For five decades Sigmund Groven has enjoyed an international career as a soloist,
composer, and recording artist. He was born in Norway into a musical family. With his mentor Tommy Reilly he has appeared in concert in Europe and North America, and in 1976 they recorded a duo
album in London.
In the words of Sir George Martin “he now
unquestionably reigns supreme as one of the finest exponents of the harmonica in the world.”
Concerts at Carnegie Hall, Salzburg Mozarteum, Casals Hall in Tokyo, appearances
with the Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields and the radio orchestras in Berlin and Munich are among the many highlights of his career.
He is a prolific recording artist with 30 solo albums to his name.
Many composers have dedicated their works to Sigmund Groven, who is also an
award-winning composer in his own right, with an output of 350 works.
He has received a large number of international honours and awards, and in 2015 he
was appointed Knight of the First Class of the Royal Norwegian Order of St.Olav by His Majesty King Harald V of Norway.