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26 May - 09 June 2021

Håvard Gimse

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​Ballad of Revolt in the composer’s own home.  

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.  

NB! New date and time. The concert was originally planned for Saturday 29 May, and is now moved to Friday 28 May. The programme remains unchanged.

Photo: Ilja Hendel


The Bergen International Festival is carried out in accordance with the government's and local authorities' current requirements and guidelines for COVID-19. Read more here.

Digital pass or ticket holder? Watch the event here.



​1 h


At the venue
Standard: 450 
Senior: 405
Under 30/student: 190 
BT Fordel: 337

Digital event
Standard: 250
Under 30/Student: 150
BT Fordel: 180
Household: 400

Digital pass or ticket holder? Watch the event here.


The transportation service  to Composer's homes​ is cancelled in compliance with covid-19 rules and recommendations.

Closest stop for Bybanen is "Råstølen". Please visit Skyss homepage for additional options and travel information.


    • Håvard Gimse piano

Music by

    • Sæverud       
    • Čiurlionis       
    • Järnefelt       
    • Grieg       
    • Hurum       
    • Tveitt              ​


    • Harald Sæverud (1897–1992)
      3 Slåtter og stev fra Siljustøl
      Fuchsia, op. 21 no. 1
      Little Bird Waltz, op. 18 no. 2
      Thor The Hammerer, op. 24 no. 5

    • Mikalojus Čiurlionis (1875–1911)
      Prelude in B major, VL 186
      Nocturne in F sharp minor, VL 178
      Angelus Domini, prelude in F sharp major, VL 184
      Impromptu in F sharp minor, VL 181

    • Armas Järnefelt (1869–1958)
      Theme and Variations

    • Edvard Grieg (1843–1907)
      Lullaby, op. 41 no. 1
      A Mother’s Grief, op. 52 no. 1
      The Poet’s Heart, op. 52 no. 3

    • Alf Hurum (1882–1972)
      Water Colours, op. 5
      1. The Water-Lily
      2. Miniature
      3. Water colour

    • Geirr Tveitt (1908–81)
      Arvesylv (Family silver)
      Wedding bells
      Hardanger ale

    • Harald Sæverud (1897–1992)
      Venevil (Kristin’s Waltz), op. 18 no. 5
      Rondo Amoroso, op. 14 no. 7
      Ballad of Revolt, op. 22 no. 5

Supported by

The Savings Bank Foundation DNB – Dextra Musica


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