Composers / Edvard Grieg / Persons catalog
Edmund Neupert (1842–1888) – a Norwegian pianist, composer and teacher. He taught piano at the Stern'sches Konservatorium in Berlin (1866–1868), then later at the Copenhagen Conservatory. In 1881, he moved to Moscow, where he taught at the conservatory. In 1883, he settled in the US, successfully continuing his concert and teaching work. He was the soloist in the world’s first performance of Grieg’s Piano Concerto in A minor, in Copenhagen (1869). That work was originally dedicated to Rikard Nordraak, but in the second edition Grieg placed the name of Neupert, who probably wrote the cadenza to the first movement of the Concerto. Particularly esteemed among his compositions are the collections of piano etudes (24 Concert-Etüden and 24 Octav-Etüden).