Headshots, Andreas Ihlebæk, NAXOS 2021 -

«One of the most dynamic, boundary-breaking composers in modern classical music» 

- Apple Music - 

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«Gorgeous and modern piano pieces. An extension of Erik Satie, Claude Debussy and Jan Johansson» 

Dagens Næringsliv

«Ihlebæk effectively reimagines the composer-pianist … achieving a rich expressiveness underneath the veil of subtlety and self-restraint... I foresee this having the potential to resonate with many audiences, both classical and non-classical alike» 

Classical Music Daily 

«You hear Grieg, you hear Satie ... It's the sound of hope poured into pearly tones»

 Crescendo Magazin

«Ihlebæk has built something perfect»

 Jazzthetik Magazine 

"At this, Ihlebæk is a master, and so the silent power in these compositions can unfold» 


«Ihlebæk holds a remarkable standard on his new album … proving that northerners master a unique lyrical form» 

Concerto Magazine

«If Debussy and Satie lived today, is this the music they would make? Who knows. First and foremost, Andreas Ihlebæk just makes really beautiful music»

Hessischer Rundfunk 

«Lyrical music full of kindness that sneaks into the listeners heart»

Jazz Tokyo 

«The strong melodies are carried by haunting arrangements and surprising twists ... Through these melancholic compositions the album achieves creating an escape for listeners, and a place to belong»

Jazz´N´More Magazine

«Andreas Ihlebæk is a rising star in modern classical music» 

Österreich 1 

«It is simply gorgeous ...

In the company of Max Richter, Nils Frahm and Vikingur Ólafsson, Andreas Ihlebæk stands strongly among them»


«Music from the innermost depth of the soul ... a beautiful sound world where it feels good to be»


Listen to the full Apple Music special edition of the album with two exclusive bonus tracks here or purchase on itunes. For all other streaming services, listen here


«There are many elements flowing together in the sound of the Norwegian Andreas Ihlebæk: Folk music and soul, but also neoclassical with weight on choral arrangements, even church music. All in all, The Guest is a wunderverk» - STERN​ - 


«Neoclassical excellence»

- Deutschlandfunk Kultur -


«It feels so good to hear a musician like Andreas Ihlebæk who breaks new ground. With this, he has succeeded in creating a masterpiece» 

- BILD -