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Rakhmaninov 150

Young Danish star pianist in Troldsalen

En ung mann gestikulerer med hendene, som han spiller på piano. Han er kledd i sort, mot en sort bakgrunn.


Where Troldhaugen

Price 290/250/100/50 NOK

Sunday 30 April at 1 p.m.:

We welcome a young Danish star pianist to Troldsalen, to mark that it is 150 years since Sergej Rakhmaninov was born.

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Rakhmaninov is one of the last composers of the Romantic period, but still one of the most famous. With melodic compositions combined with Slavic intensity, he is in the piano repertoire of pianists worldwide.

This Sunday, Gustav Piekut performs Rakhmaninov's Sonata No. 2, in addition to works by Debussy and Brahms.

About the artist

Gustav Piekut is a Danish star pianist who is recognized for his technique, grace and strength as a pianist.

In his debut recording, Piekut mastered one of piano literature's great challenges, Beethoven's Diabelli Variations. "The young Dane proves to be worth the risk," wrote the British magazine Pianist, and believed that "Piekut takes the listener on an increasingly fascinating journey through Beethoven's challenging landscape." The recording earned him the Musikanmelderringen's Artist Award.

In 2021, he released his second album, "Towards the Flame". The international music magazine Pizzicato gave the album a Supersonic Award with the words "only a true musical poet, a true sound artist, can play like that" and BBC Music Magazine wrote that "Piekut hits the spot between technical precision and informal brilliance".


Claude Debussy (1862-1918)

Estampes, L. 100

Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)

4 Ballads, op. 10

Sergej Rakhmaninov (1873-1943)

Sonata nr. 2, op. 36, 2. versjon.

Practical information

The concert ticket includes entrance to the Troldhaugen museum and Nina and Edvard Grieg's villa.

The museum is open and offer guided tours of the villa, free outdoor audio guide, open café and exhibition.

Concert duration: 60 minutes.