Master classes with Richard Goode, Jan Jiracek von Arnim and Leif Ove Andsnes, 22-26 May, 2017. Application deadline: 10 April!

Theme: Beethoven piano sonatas

Prof. Jiri Hlinka Piano Academy in collaboration with Bergen International Festival, the Barony Rosendal and the University of Bergen

has the pleasure of inviting to piano master classes with some of the world’s foremost pianists of today:

Richard Goode (USA), Jan Jiracek von Arnim (DE) and Leif Ove Andsnes (NO)

Dates: 22-26 May, 2017

Location: Reksten Collections, Bergen, Norway and the Barony Rosendal


The classes are open for students and young established pianists in the beginning of their careers, at the highest level.

The participants will receive at least 4 classes each of approx. 60 minutes duration. The classes starts in the morning of 22 May and ends with a closing concert in the evening of the 26 May.

Limitation of participants is 6.


Please bring one or two of Beethoven’s piano sonatas.


The teaching is timetabled in the main hall, Pentagon at the Reksten Collections and on Wednesday, 24th in the Riddersal at the Barony Rosendal. All master classes will be open to public audience.


There will be arranged two public concerts with the participants,  one in the Riddersal at the Barony Rosendal and one in the University Aula in Bergen city center.


Accommodation is offered at the Reksten Collections and the Barony Rosendal (one night, between 24 and 25 May) and is included in the participation fee.


Breakfast and lunch are based on self catering in our kitchen, which is fully equipped. Dinners are included in the participation fee and will be provided by the academy. 


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 3000,- (inclusive accommodation and dinners)

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 (to be downloaded 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, Sondcloud etc. or sent by a file sending service or as a DVD by ordinary mail).

Application deadline:   10 April, 2017

Within the 24 April, applicants will be informed if they have been accepted for the master class.

Relevant links:

Richard Goode

Jan Jiracek von Arnim

Leif Ove Andsnes

Reksten Collections

Bergen International Festival

Barony Rosendal

University Aula

For further information about the master classes, please contact:

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

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Application form


Thanks to our supporters for their great contributions:

Kristian Gerhard Jebsen Foundation (main sponsor)

Talent Norway

Bergen Municipality

Hordaland County