Participants and schedule – masterclasses and concert, 20-26 November, 2023


Date: 20-26 November, 2023

Venue: Pentagon, Rasmussen Samlingene (former Rekstensamlingene)

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

Participants and repertoire:

Valdemar Wenzel Most, Denmark:

Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 23, K. 488
Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 23 “appasionata”, Op. 57
Chopin: Andante Spianato et Grande Polonaise Brillante, Op. 22
Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No 3. 1st Movement, Op. 30
C. Nielsen: Chaconne, Op. 32

Richard Octaviano Kogima, Brazil:

Rzewski: The People United Shall Never Be Defeated! – 36 Variations
Brahms: Vier Klavierstücke Op. 119
Bach: Partita Nr. 4 in D-Dur BWV 828

Nikita Khnykin, Norway:

Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto no. 3
Beethoven: Sonata in A-major, op. 101
Mozart: Sonata in E-flat major K. 282
Bach: Italian Concerto BWV 971
(Chopin Etudes op. 25)

Edward Ahlbeck Glader, Sweden:

Bach: Prelude in C-sharp major (WTK I)
Beethoven: Sonata no. 29 in B-flat major, op. 106 “Hammerklavier” (I, IV)
Liszt: Études d’exécution transcendante, S.139 no. 8 “Wilde Jagd”
Prokofiev: Sonata no. 7 in B-flat major, op. 83
Schumann: Piano Sonata no. 2 in G minor, op. 22
Scriabin: Étude in d-sharp minor, op. 8 no. 12
Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto no. 1 in B flat minor, op. 23
Vasks: Cycle for piano

Sophie Holma, Switzerland:

Grieg: Piano Concerto in A minor op. 16
Schumann: Piano Concerto in A minor op. 54

Callum McLachlan, United Kingdom:

Rachmaninoff: 2n concerto
Schumann: Symphonie studies
Chopin: Barcarolle
Busoni: Elegie

Aude Van De Keere, Belgium:

Schumann: Zweite sonate, op 22

Oskar Abel Valand Halvorsen, Norway:

Mozart: Klaverkonsert nr. 27 i B-dur K.V.: 595
Grieg: Klaverkonsert i a-moll, op. 16*
Grieg: Ballade i g-moll, op. 24

Schedule master classes:

Monday 20.11: 10:00-13:45 – Andsnes (incl. break 12:15-13:00)

Monday 20.11: 15:00-18:00- Gimse (NB! Afternoon classes)

Tuesday 21.11: 10:00-13:00 – Gimse

Tuesday 21.11 19:00-22:00 – Gerstein (NB! Evening classes)

Wednesday 22.11 No masterclasses!

Thursday 23.11: 10:00-13:00 – Gerstein

Friday 24.11: 10:00-13:00 – Hadland

Saturday 25.11: 10:00 –  13:00 – Hadland

Sunday 26.11: 10:00-13:45 – Andsnes (inclusive break 12:15-13:00)

Duration each masterclasse: 45 minutes

The masterclasses are open to the public. Free entrance!



Sunday 26 November, 2023 at 19:30

Venue:  Rasmussen Samlingene

Program: Selected pieces from the participants repertory.

Final program to be announced at the concert


Standard: 220,-
Under 30/student: 120,-
Tickets available on: and at the entrance


Thanks to our supporters:

Sparebankstiftelsen DNB

Talent Norway

Trucknor AS

Bergen Municipality

Vestland County