Nikolaj Koppel

Nikolaj Koppel (born 6 March 1969 in Gentofte) is a Danish musician, journalist and radio presenter.

Nikolaj Koppel
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Koppel hosting the Eurovision Song Contest
Born (1969-03-06) 6 March 1969 (age 52)
Gentofte, Denmark
Alma materRoyal Danish Academy of Music
OccupationMusician and journalist
Spouse(s)Sille Kroyer Koppel[1] (1998 - present)
Children2
Parent(s)

Life and careerEdit

 
Nikolaj Koppel, Lise Rønne and Pilou Asbæk during the first dress rehearsal of the first semifinal of the Eurovision Song Contest 2014.

Koppel was born to opera singer Lone Koppel and pianist John Winther.[2] He studied at the Royal Danish Academy of Music and went on to become a concert pianist in 1998, but retired from the business after just two years. He later took up work as a music journalist on Danmarks Radio, he also served as editor for the magazine Euroman. Since 2005, he returned to the music industry where he served as musical director for Tivoli[3] until 2018.[4][5]

For television he was judge on the 2009 edition of Talent (the Danish version of the Got Talent series).[6] Since 2010 he has been a presenter on DR P2, where he is heard every Sunday morning.

On 4 February 2014, DR announced that Koppel would co-host the Eurovision Song Contest 2014 alongside Lise Rønne and Pilou Asbæk.[7]

In 2019, he became content director for Podimo, a commercial podcast content platform.[8]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Gertenberg, Sine (11 November 2018). "Nikolaj Koppel: »Jeg ville aldrig bo i en guddommelig lejlighed et gudsforladt sted«". Berlingske Tidende.
  2. ^ "John Winther, former head of ANU School of Music, has died". Archived from the original on 2017-07-29. Retrieved 2014-05-30.
  3. ^ Hansen, Helle Kastholm. "Nikolaj Koppel: Mit livs krise gjorde mig til Tivoli-direktør". Ekstra Bladet (in Danish). Retrieved 2019-11-03.
  4. ^ "Nikolaj Koppel stopper i Tivoli: »Jeg har valgt at give mig selv et sabbatår«". Politiken (in Danish). 2018-08-30. Retrieved 2019-11-03.
  5. ^ "Han har vristet sig fri af en 50-60 timer lang arbejdsuge: I en alder af 50 holder Nikolaj Koppel sabbatår". Jyllandsposten. 2019-03-06. Retrieved 2019-11-03.
  6. ^ Eurovision 2014: 9 things you need to know about the song contest's three hosts
  7. ^ Siim, Jarmo (4 February 2014). "Koppel, Asbæk, Rønne to host Eurovision 2014". eurovision.tv. Retrieved 4 February 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  8. ^ "Q&A med Nikolaj Koppel: Et spørgsmål om tid, før podcast ikke længere kan hives gratis ned fra hylderne". journalisten.dk. Retrieved 2019-11-03.

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Preceded by
  Petra Mede
Eurovision Song Contest presenter
(with Lise Rønne and Pilou Asbæk)

2014
Succeeded by
  Mirjam Weichselbraun, Alice Tumler and Arabella Kiesbauer