Håvard Gimse - Piano

Håvard Gimse
has confirmed his position as one of Scandinavias foremost pianists, and is much sought after both as a soloist and an ensemble player.

With more than 30 internationally praised CDs behind him, Gimse is already one of the most important Norwegian recording artists ever. Among the prizes he has won are Jugend Musiziert (1987), The Steinway Prize(1995), The Grieg Prize (1996) and The Norwegian Sibelius Association's Sibelius Prize (2004). Gimse's USA debut at the Lincoln Center in 1994 was given an excellent review in the New York Times. Since then he has been a soloist with leading European orchestras, and he regularly performs with all the Norwegian symphony orchestras. Håvard Gimse has given critically acclaimed solo concerts in concert halls such as Schauspielhaus Berlin, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Wigmore Hall London, New York Carnegie Hall, and St.Petersburg Filharmonien's main auditorium,

He is a member of the programme committee for Oslo Chamber Music Festival together with August Albertsen and Arve Tellefsen.