We took advantage of the rare presence of the world-famous Norwegian jazz musician, pianist and composer Jon Balke on 2 May 2023 at a workshop at the Church Conservatory, Beňadická 2, in Bratislava. He spent more than two hours among the students and their teachers, talking about music and the process of its creation. For the conservatory, it was another in a series of meetings with artistic personalities that they organise as part of their educational programme.

The end of Jon Balke’s meeting at the Conservatory was an interesting discussion about his work with a representative of Musical Life. More on Facebook.

Jon Balke has held various positions on boards and committees including Notam, Norwegian Art Council, Norwegian Jazz Federation etc. As a teacher he has worked at academies in Norway, Denmark, Italy and Germany. He is an associate professor of music production at the Norwegian Academy of Music. Jon Balke is also the founder and manager of the Madstun Art Centre in Norway.