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26 May - 09 June 2021

POSTPONED: Isata Kanneh-Mason

Next event:
This event is postponed until the 2022 Bergen International Festival. 
​Norwegian debut from British pianist.

The critically acclaimed pianist Isata Kanneh-Mason released her debut album Romance in 2019, which landed her a first place on the UK Classical charts. The debut celebrates her inspiration Clara Schumann's 200-year anniversary; Gramophone Magazine cited the release as 'one of the most charming and engaging debuts'. 

With a background from The Royal Academy of Music, Kanneh-Mason, despite being in her early twenties, has already had great achievements. She has received several prestigious awards, and has recently been booked for performances at New York's Carnegie Hall and the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam. The Kanneh-Masons – the pianist along with her six younger siblings, all trained in classical music – appeared on Britain's Got Talent in 2015. In 2020 the siblings released the album Carnival of the Animals.

Isata Kanneh-Mason will give two recitals in Grieg's villa, and will perform works by Mozart, Chopin and Gershwin, as well as Edvard Grieg's Notturno from Lyric Pieces.

These concerts during the Bergen International Festival will be her first in Norway.

Photo: Robin Clewley


This event has been postponed and will not take place during the 2021 Festival as previously announced. By launching performances and artists as they are confirmed, the Festival would like to draw attention to the work our wonderful artists do, though the pandemic may cause numerous changes to the final festival programme.

Updated details for the event will be announced in connection with the programme release for the 2022 Bergen International Festival.



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    • ​Isata Kanneh-Mason piano

Music by

    • Mozart 
    • Chopin 
    • Gershwin 
    • Barber 
    • Grieg 


    • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  (1756–1791)
      Piano sonata no. 14 in C minor, K457
      Molto allegro
      Allegro assai 
    • Frédéric Chopin  (1810–1849)
      Ballade no. 2 in F major, op. 38
    • George Gershwin  (1898–1937)
      Three Preludes
      Allegro ben ritmato e deciso
      Andante con moto e poco rubato
      Allegro ben ritmato e deciso
    • Samuel Barber  (1910–1981)
      Piano sonate in E flat minor, op. 26
      Allegro energico
      Allegro vivace e leggero
      Adagio mesto
      Fuga: Allegro con spirito
    • Edvard Grieg  (1843–1907)
      Notturno from op. 54

Supported by

The Savings Bank Foundation DNB – Dextra Musica


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