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Sun, 2012-04-29 19:17
"Bach on the playground" Photos: Alex Mora Model:Sara Elallawy Location: East Village, New York City  
Thu, 2012-04-26 14:43
Vil du være med på Norges råeste kunst og kultur-eventyr noen gang?
Assistenter søkes til Café de Concert / Aksel Kolstad
du må ha...
- gode evner til å selge et produkt og lage/utvilke konsepter
- gode organisatoriske evner
- gode networking-egenskaper
- gode evner til å samarbeide og knytte til seg potensielle kunder (ha snakketøyet i orden, med andre ord)
- gode evner til å huke inn sponsorer/samarbeidspartnere
- norsk, engelsk + fransk, tysk eller spansk kunnskaper
- en kreativ hjernehalvdel som jobber svært godt med den andre halvdelen
- en utadvendt personlighet
- være effektiv, hardtarbeidende og ikke være redd for å ta i ett tak eller vaske, rydde og skure gulv
hva går jobben ut på? 1. Ta vakter som ´host´ på Café de Concert i åpningstid og ansvarlig for events, Aksel Kolstads Representative Associate.
2. Skreddersy events og booke nærings- og kulturliv på CdC. 3. Selge inn Aksel Kolstad eksternt.
lønn: timelønn og provisjon. du må være/bli selvstendig næringsdrivende
location: Tjuvholmen allé 25, vis à vis Astrup Fernley museet opening hours: man-fre 14-18 og/alternativt lør-søn 12-16,
kontakt: aksel.kolstad@cafedeconcert med en kort og konsis presentasjon av deg selv pluss bilde.
Wed, 2012-04-25 11:14
I am so excited about my new sposnor - POC! One of the world leading brands for extremesport protection gear! And as we all know, playing the piano is an extremesport as well! At least the way I perform -  and Jerry Lee Lewis, of course!! Check out my new shades!! Awsome!! I am sure Ray Charles would be jealous!! Let´s kick it with some Beethoven!!
Tue, 2012-04-24 12:03
Dear sponsors, partners and interested business men and women! I would like to invite you to a "connecting people-event" on May 21st at 8 pm. Here I will introduce all of my sponsors and partners so they may connect with each other and I will also present new business people that may be of interest for one and another. There will of course be served champagne and "pølse og lompe"! Please contact me if you´d like to participate! All the very best, Aksel
Wed, 2012-04-11 12:57
Photos: Trond Andersen
Location: BMW Bilia Fornebu, Oslo - Norway.
Photo nr 1 and 5 will be exhibited at Café de Concert on April 18th! They are for sale. Limited edition!
Göteborgsposten, Swedish newspaper, called me "The Franz Liszt of our time", after attending one of my concerts under a festival in Stenungsund. Little did they perhaps know that my image is just the same...!
 
Wed, 2012-04-04 08:16
After takeing over my new gallery a couple of days ago, I celebrated by going bananas at the Moods of Norway Store!! But as you can see, I had reason to celebrate... In my concert gallery BMW put a 640 i M sport 6 series insde...you know, just to pimp my gallery a bit, lol! It´s the only one in Norway. And it really rocks the space!! Here I am with the big boss of BMW Bilia Fornebu himself, Mr. Øyvind Berger! Just wait until I post photos of the whole gallery - it´s huge! Paintings and photos are ready to be hung up on the wall - I especially love this one, made by Yngve Oliver Eriksen! It´s called Aksel the Barbarian!! How cool is that!!!???!! I actually put that photo on the backside of one of my two business-cards!! The backside of the other businesscard looks like this: Here´s the frontside of both of them, by the way :): Last week I did another photoshoot with photographer Trond Andersen and models from Diamantemodeling for BMW. Will post the whole photoshoot on my blog soon! Here´s a little teaser...ps: Henle Music Edition rules!! :D
Tue, 2012-03-27 13:43
[gallery link="file"] Check out my new sweet ride!! Can´t touch this! ;) Ooooo flashing with this ride as much as possible! In between aaaall momevents of Mozart when practising his concertos :D Went to a Hugo Boss event the other day with my hot girlfriend Sara Elallawy, just had to strike a pose in front of a red heart beating BMW outside the Hugo Boss store. And yes of course I was wearing moods :) Had an absolutely fantastic time lecturing for amazing students at BI in Oslo (School of Internationl Business and Marketing) a couple of days ago!! Now I am in Trondheim performing some children´s concerts in elementery schools. Getting the keys to my new concert gallery this Thursday!! SO exited!! Will be practising all weekend!  
Wed, 2012-03-21 19:11

Working out in the ring at Gleason´s Gym in Brooklyn, where Mike Tyson, Muhammed Ali, Joe Frazier and so many more have become champions. Don´t´miss the photo-exibithion from the photoshoot taken by Trond Andersen on April 18th at the opening of Cafe de Concert, Oslo! It will knock you out! Tyson´s sparring partner nicknamed me "The White Floyd Mayweather". I can dig that :D
Thu, 2012-03-08 18:17
I had a fantastic time in NYC, back in Norway - touring with Rikskonsertene right now in Trondheim.

In between practising, composing and a lot of meetings I did three kick ass photo shoots. Two with the very gifted Norwegian photographer Trond Andersen at Gleason´s Gym where Tyson, Muhammed Ali and Fraiser used to box. And the other one at WMP Concert Hall - that shoot will blow your mind away, just wait! Both shoots will be exhibited at my grand opening of Café de Concert on April 18th at 8 pm in Oslo (Tjuvholmen)! I had the previlige of working together on set with the beautiful model Sara Elallawy aka The Coffee Woman from Tjuvholmen, on all shootsThird shoot was with the Colombian-American hot shot Alex Mora. This shoot was SICK, will also be exhibited before summer at Café de Concert!!Had somtime to chill out and reload, which is important in such a jet set life as I live (yes, I finally understood it)Save the date, April 18th at 8 pm at the opening of Café de Concert - you will see me do the Donald Duck orgasm, LIVE.Was a HUGE hit at Operaballet 2012!!
Sun, 2012-02-19 14:08
Last Saturday I performed at the Opera in Nordfjoreid on the west coast of Norway, played on a superb Fazioli, crowd was excellent! Then - I hit the local bar at 11 pm and partied alone for about 2 hours :D Had two conference-concerts at Hotel Opera in Oslo for bright young Norwegian students, and got a standing ovation after the last concert, inspiering to see the young generation get inspired by Mr. Kolstad in action:) Drove a fancy BMW 520d sport-m to my concert in Gjøvik, which was PACKED with people, standing ovation and encores for the rock star ;) Thank you Øyvind Berger for letting my drive such a sweet ride to the concert!! Resonans concert series in Gjøvik is a kick ass project which ALL classical musicians should check out ASAP! They have a FANTASTIC Bechstein!! Had a looot of meetings regarding my new Café de Concert opening April 18th @ Tjuvholmen, check these photos - it´s HUGE!!!! Room for a loooot of Kolstad love and crazyness!!
And yesterday I was hosting the ceremonial concert of the amazing Masquerade 2012 in Oslo. Over 500 people in the concert hall, Universitetets Aula, and the two other miniconcerts I played at Gamle Logen later that evening was also PACKED with people! If you ever are in Oslo on February 16th next year - let´s meet up HERE :) Also performed with the fantastic Swedish soprano Negar Zarassi, she had her Norwegian debut yesterday, and boy did they love her!Met a veeery cool photographer, Frøydis Asp Ormåsen, and we have a MINDBLOWING exhibition coming up together!
New York tomorrow! Photoshoot with Alex Mora, Trond Andersen, a couple of house concerts, tons of meetings and lots of love to share for NYC! C u there, partypeople!! Time to represent my country again
- Aksel

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