Håvard Gimse - Festival square

Håvard GimseFestival square

Performance type: 
​35 min

​Ballad of Revolt in natural company.

Håvard Gimse is a sought-after soloist and chamber musician, and he is coming to the Festival square with a completely Nordic program. 

"It's always special to perform outdoors. I will play popular and well-known pieces that many people may enjoy," says the pianist. 

The program includes works by Grieg, Sæverud, Tveitt, Hurum, and Sibelius, a repertoire he has had a special fondness for for a long time. At the Festival square, you'll get to hear pieces such as the Ballad of Revolt (Kjempeviseslåtten), Rondo Amoroso, and Du fatter ei Bølgernes evige gang. 

Gimse has performed at many festivals at home and abroad, including the Bergen International Festival, and received the Steinway Prize, the Grieg Prize, and the Sibelius Prize. After completing his diploma in Berlin in 1995, he continued his studies with Professor Jiri Hlinka in Norway and is among the former students honoring the influential piano teacher during this year's Festival. 

"I have gone through every single note in some of the piano pieces I'm playing here together with Jiri, " he says. 

Photo: Ilja Hendel


Håvard Gimse is one of the mentors in this year's masterclasses with Prof. Jiri Hlinka Piano Academy.

Recommended age





  • Håvard Gimse piano

Music by

  • Grieg

  • Hurum

  • Sæverud

  • Tveitt

  • Sibelius


  • Edvard Grieg (1843–1907)
    The Poet's Heart, op. 52:3
    Solitary Traveller, op. 43:2
    March of the Dwarfs, op. 54:3

  • Alf Hurum (1882–1972)
    Akvareller (Water Colours), op. 5
    1. The Water Lily
    2. Miniature
    3- Water Colour

  • Harald Sæverud (1897–1992)
    Rondo Amoroso, op. 14:7
    Ballad of Revolt, op. 22:5

  • Geirr Tveitt (1908–1981)
    From Fifty Folk Tunes from Hardanger
    Family Silver
    Langeleik Tune
    Hardanger Homebrewed Beer

  • Jean Sibelius (1865–1957)
    Impromptu 5 in B minor, op. 5:5
    Impromptu 6 in E major, op. 5:6
    Arabesque in D flat major op. 76:9

Made possible by

​Grieg Foundation