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20 May - 03 June 2020

Francesco Piemontesi

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​Schubert meets Liszt in the hands of a masterful pianist.

Pianist Francesco Piemontesi combines ‘an amazing technique with intellectual capacity few can match’, writes The Specator.
In his solo recitals of works by Franz Liszt and other composers, this Swiss pianist has knocked audiences out with his musical imagination and expressive virtuoso playing.  His extensive discography demonstrates exceptional sensitivity.
Francesco Piemontesi regularly performs in prestigious venues with world-renowned orchestras. In Troldsalen in the 2020 Bergen International Festival however we get to see him in a more intimate setting.  His Schubert-Liszt programme opens with Schubert’s Piano Sonata no. 18, often referred to as the ‘Fantasie’. He also performs Liszt’s arrangement of three Schubert songs and Liszt’s B minor Piano Sonata, considered one of the most demanding works for piano ever written.
In addition to his Troldsalen appearance Piemontesi also appears in Håkonshallen with the young musicians in the Crescendo mentoring programme.

Francesco Piemontesi (photo: Marco Borggreve)



​2 h incl. interval


  • Standard: 480  
  • Senior: 432  
  • Under 30/student: 190 
  • FiB Fordel until 11 March: 336 
  • FiB Fordel from 12 March: 384  
  • BT Fordel: 360

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Roundtrip City Centre – Troldhaugen by bus is free, but must be booked in advance along with the concert tickets or on this website.

The bus departs at 18:30 from the Tourist Information Office and returns from Troldhaugen at 22:00. The journey takes approx. 30 minutes.


  • ​​Francesco Piemontesi piano

Music by

  • Schubert 
  • Liszt


  • Franz Schubert (1797–1828)
    Piano Sonata no. 18 in G Major, op. 78, D 894
  • Franz Schubert (1797–1828), arr. Franz Liszt (1811–1886)  
    Gretchen am Spinnrade
    Auf Dem Wasser Zu Singen
    Der Doppelgänger
  • Interval
  • Franz Liszt (1811–1886)
    Piano Sonata in B minor 

Supported by

​The Savings Bank Foundation DNB – Dextra Musica

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