Masterclasses with Kirill Gerstein, Håvard Gimse, Christian Hadland and Leif Ove Andsnes, 20-26 November, 2023


Prof. Jiri Hlinka Piano Academy has the pleasure of inviting to international piano master classes with:

Håvard Gimse, Christian Ihle Hadland, Leif Ove Andsnes and Kirill Gerstein

Dates: 20-26 November, 2023

Location: Rasmussen Samlingene (former Rekstensamlingene), Bergen, Norway


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

The participants will receive 4 classes each of 45 minutes duration. The classes starts in the morning of 20 November and ends with a concert in the evening of 26  November.

Limitation of participants is 8.


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


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


There will be arranged one public concert during the period.


Accommodation and meals will be offered at the Rasmussen Samlingene, and are included in the participation fee.


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

Fees and application

Participation fee:

NOK 4000,-.

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

The fee includes masterclasses, accommodation, meals and ticket to Kirill Gerstein concert with Bergen Philharmonic.


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.)

Application deadline:  15 October, 2023  (NB! Prolonged from 10 October)


Apply here



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:

The Savings Bank Foundation DNB

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Bergen Municipality

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