HALGEIR SCHIAGER studied organ with Magne Elvestrand in Oslo and later in Munich and Strasbourg with Professors Franz Lehrndorfer and Daniel Roth, respectively. He played his debut concert in Oslo Concert Hall in 1985. Schiager has performed on concert stages throughout Europe. In addition to radio recordings in Germany and Norway, he has released critically acclaimed CD recordings, including works of Leif Solberg and Kjell Mørk Karlsen. He also recorded the complete organ works of the Czech composer Petr Eben for the English label Hyperion. In 2001 he received the Norwegian Music Critics Award. He has premiered works of a number of Norwegian composers, and he serves as jury member for international organ competitions. In 2008 he received a doctorate from the Norwegian Academy of Music, completing a dissertation on aspects of interpretation in the organ works of Gustav Merkel. Since 2007 Schiager has served as organist of Ullern and Paulus-Sofienberg Congregations in Oslo. He was the initiator of the organ project in Sofienberg Church leading to the acquisition of the new Eule organ in the German Romantic style in 2014. Since 2019 he has also been organist of Ullern congregation, and he arranges an annual organ concert series at Paulus and Sofienberg churches.