Tori Stødle is a professor of piano at the Music Conservatory, Faculty of Art, Tromsø University in Norway. She has given masterclass and concerts in the USA, Russia and several European countries. In New York she has given lecture-recitals at The Juilliard and Manhattan Schools of Music.
She has world-premiered several Norwegian works dedicated to her and produced several CDs. Tori Stødle has received numerous grants and prizes. She studied with Robert Riefling (Oslo), Jùrgen Uhde (Stuttgart) and Adele Marcus (New York). After her New York-debut in 1990, James R. Ostreich of the New York Times wrote: “She is a superbly refined miniaturist, able to create little worlds of colour and poetry with exquisite shading of dynamics and shaping of phrases”.
Tori Stødle is the Artistic Director of the Top of the World International Piano Competition (Tromsø, Norway).