The pianist Einar Røttingen is Professor of Music Performance at the Grieg Academy, University of Bergen.In 2006 he completed the PhD dissertation at the Norwegian Academy of Music: Establishing a Norwegian Piano Tradition: Interpretive Aspects of Edvard Grieg’s Ballade Op. 24, Fartein Valen’s Sonata No. 2 Op. 38 and Geirr Tveitt’s Sonata No. 29 Op. 129
He was the project leader for the three-year artistic research project (Un-) settling Sites and Styles: In Search of New Expressive Means (2017-2020) sponsored by Grieg Academy, University of Bergen and the Norwegian Artistic Research Programme.