Carsten Dahl


Carsten Dahl is a Danish pianist and composer within jazz, classical and cross-over. Along with Thomas Blachman and Lennart Ginman he achieved great success in the trio GinmanBlachmanDahl, earning a reputation for fiery live performances.

Solo piano is very important to Carsten Dahl, a challenge where he finds the greatest potential to work with space and time, to create music that relates to the moment. He takes inspiration from both classical pianist Glenn Gould and jazz pianists like Keith Jarrett , Bill Evans, Cecil Taylor and Bud Powell; cultivating improvisation in extreme situations. There are also clear inspirations from contemporary music and different world regions and folk music - one of very few people able to bring together many global inspirations into one comprehensive personal expression with a clear artistic signature.

Carsten Dahl has worked for several years with Bach's Goldberg Variations, arranged for prepared piano alongside the Well-Tempered Clavier and Dahl's own 26 Chromatic Inventions, dedicated to Glenn Gould.

In 2011 he was appointed professor at the Rhythmic Music Conservatory in Copenhagen. He is also an ambassador for Mental Health Fund. Carsten Dahl's career has in recent years been divided between solo piano and the Carsten Dahl Experience. With an uncompromising approach to jazz, he has created music that transcends boundaries and explores new territories.



  • Queen of Hearts awarded Nordic Council Film Prize

    Queen of Hearts awarded Nordic Council Film Prize

    30th oktober 2019

    The Nordic Council Film Prize 2019 has been awarded to director May el-Toukhy, screenwriter Maren Louise Käehne and producers Caroline Blanco and René Ezra for the Danish film QUEEN OF HEARTS. The highly acclaimed film QUEEN OF HEARTS...

  • "Queen of Hearts" Oscar nominated

    "Queen of Hearts" Oscar nominated

    11th oktober 2019

    Feature film “Queen Of Hearts” has been chosen as the official Danish entry for the Oscars in the “Best International Feature Film” category. The music featured in the film includes works by the Edition Wilhelm Hansen signings Thomas...

  • "Queen of Hearts" takes home the Audience Award at Sundance and Gothenburg Film Festivals

    "Queen of Hearts" takes home the Audience Award at Sundance and Gothenburg Film Festivals

    7th februar 2019

    A new Danish feature film premiered at the prestigious Sundance Film Festival on January 26. 6 Music Sales copyrights and 3 Storyville masters are featured in the film. The film, titled “Dronningen” (English title “Queen Of Hearts”), was...

  • Dahl/Blachman/Ginman in concert

    Dahl/Blachman/Ginman in concert

    21st januar 2019

    Two of our most talented jazz musicians/composers will play at Bremen Teater on January 25th

  • Jazz by the Sea feat. Blachman/Dahl/Ginman

    Jazz by the Sea feat. Blachman/Dahl/Ginman

    12th juni 2018

    Carsten Dahl (piano), Thomas Blachman (drums) and Lennart Ginman (bass) will be reunited during Copenhagen Jazz Festival in July. More than any other Danish jazz trio they combine spirituality with fun and traditions with...