Nikolaj Koppel

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Nikolaj Koppel
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Nikolaj Koppel hosting the Eurovision Song Contest
Born (1969-03-06) 6 March 1969 (age 49)
Gentofte, Denmark
Alma materRoyal Danish Academy of Music
OccupationMusician and journalist
Spouse(s)Sille Kroyer Koppel (1998 - present)
Parent(s)Lone Koppel
John Winther
Terese Maria Koppel (b. 1963)
Thomas Peter Koppel (b. 1965)

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

Life and career[edit]

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.[1] 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 serves as musical director for Tivoli.

For television he was judge on the 2009 edition of Talent (the Danish version of the Got Talent series).[2] 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.[3]


  1. ^ John Winther, former head of ANU School of Music, has died
  2. ^ Eurovision 2014: 9 things you need to know about the song contest's three hosts
  3. ^ Siim, Jarmo (4 February 2014). "Koppel, Asbæk, Rønne to host Eurovision 2014". Retrieved 4 February 2014.

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

Succeeded by
Austria Mirjam Weichselbraun, Alice Tumler and Arabella Kiesbauer