Cancelled! Master classes with Christian Ihle Hadland, Håvard Gimse and Marianna Shirinyan, 28 May-2 June, 2020

We regret to inform that due to the ongoing corona virus situation, the upcoming master classes with Christian Ihle Hadland, Håvard Gimse and Marianna Shirinyan, has been cancelled.

Prof. Jiri Hlinka Piano Academy in collaboration with the Bergen International Festival has the pleasure of inviting to international piano master classes with three of Scandinavia’s leading pianists:

Christian Ihle Hadland, Håvard Gimse and Marianna Shirinyan

Dates: 28 May-2 June, 2020

Location: Reksten Collections, Bergen, Norway


The classes are open for students and young established pianists at the highest level.

The participants will receive at least 3 classes each of 50 minutes duration. The classes starts in the morning of 28 May and ends with a closing concert at the Edvard Grieg Museum, the evening of the 2 June.

Limitation of participants is 10.


The students are expected to bring their own music for the course.


The teaching is timetabled in the main hall, Pentagon at the Reksten Collections. All master classes will be open to public audience.


There will be arranged one public concerts with the participants on the last day of the master classes.


Accommodation and meals are offered at the Reksten Collections and is included in the participation fee.


At the Reksten Collections you are free to practice in various rooms and on 11 good quality pianos and grand pianos.

Fees and application

Participation fee:

NOK 4000,-.

To be submitted upon receipt of invoice and one week after acceptance of participation.

The application has to be enclosed the following information:

1) Application form (electronical application form to be found underneath)

2) CV

3) Repertory/program

4) Links to a video of 10-15 minutes duration, containing 2 pieces. (To be posted on You Tube, SoundCloud etc. or sent by a file sending service or as a DVD by ordinary mail).

Application deadline:  15 April, 2020

Apply here


Relevant links:

Reksten Collections


For further information about the master classes, please contact:

General manager Laila Nordø: mobile +47 930 048 32,

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Thanks to our supporters:

Kristian Gerhard Jebsen Foundation (main sponsor)

Talent Norway

Norwegian Ministry of Culture

Bergen Municipality

Hordaland County