Masterclasses with Leif Ove Andsnes, Håvard Gimse and Christian Ihle Hadland, 12-17 March, 2021

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

Leif Ove Andsnes, Håvard Gimse and Christian Ihle Hadland

Dates: 12-17 March, 2021

Location: Reksten Collections, Bergen, Norway


Due to travel rules regarding testing and quarantine related to one of our professor’s travels abroad, it has been necessary to make som changes in the program for the March masterclass. The  period for the master class has been postponed for 3 days, from originally 8-13 March, to 12-17 March. In addition we are delighted to include Christian Ihle Hadland into the professor team for the masterclass.


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

The participants will receive at least 4 classes each of approx. 45 minutes duration. The classes starts in the morning of 12 March and ends in the afternoon of the 17 March.


Due to the ongoing corona-19 pandemic and to prevent infection, the limitation of participants has been reduced to 6, and only participants with residence in Norway, or that has undergone quarantine according to Norwegian covid-19 rules, will be admitted.

Please, find information about who should be in quarantine or isolation here:


The students are expected to bring their own repertory 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 1 public concert with the participants during the master class period.


Accommodation in single rooms with private bathroom ensuite, is offered at the Reksten Collections, and included in the participation fee.


Lunch and dinner will be served by the academy, and are included in the participation fee. Breakfast are based on self catering in our kitchen. Grocery for the purpose will be provided by the academy.


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

Fees and application

Participation fee:

NB! Reduced price: 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: 1 February, 2021

Within the 10February the applicants will be informed if they have been accepted for the master class.


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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The Prof. Jiri Hlinka Piano Academy is supported by:

Kristian Gerhard Jebsen Foundation (main sponsor)

Talent Norway

Norwegian Ministry of Culture

Bergen Municipality

Hordaland County