Experience Norwegian master pianist Håvard Gimse in an intimate solo concert at Siljustøl, the unique home of Norwegian composer Harald Sæverud.
The programme consists of well-known works from Sæverud himself, including Rondo Amoroso and the mighty Ballad of Revolt, written during the Nazi occupation of Norway. Sæverud's music is presented together with works by Norwegian composers Edvard Grieg, Geirr Tveitt and Alf Hurum, and Finnish Armas Järnefelt and Lithauian Mikalojus Čiurlionis.
Håvard Gimse often performs at festivals and great concert halls both domestically and abroad, both as a soloist and a chamber musician. Throughout his career, the pianist has received several prestigious awards such as the Steinway Prize, the Grieg Prize and the Sibelius Prize. In 2011, Gimse was award the Critics' Award together with cellist Truls Mørk for their interpretation of Beethoven's cello sonatas at the Bergen International Festival.
During this year's festival, the pianist will also perform in a concert with violinist, fiddle-player and folk singer Arve Moen Bergset.
Photo: Ilja Hendel
By launching performances and artists as they are confirmed, the Festival would like to draw attention to the work our wonderful artists do, while knowing that the final festival programme may look different because of the pandemic.
The festival will follow the health authorities' orders and recommendations. In order to create the least possible inconvenience for our audience, ticket sales will begin closer to the festival dates.