Håvard GimseMore Info
Pianist Håvard Gimse has performed with the Baltimore Symphony, Royal
Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, BBC National Orchestra of
Wales, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Prague Symphony Orchestra, Frankfurt Radio
Symphony Orchestra, Janáček Philharmonic, Finnish Radio Symphony, and major orchestras
throughout Scandinavia and Latin America. International festival engagements include
Valldemossa Chopin, Edinburgh, Bergen International, Schleswig-Holstein, Cervantino
(Mexico), and the Kuhmo, Risør, Stavanger, and Oslo chamber music festivals.
Mr. Gimse studied at the Hochschule der Künste Berlin and with Jiri Hlinka in Norway. In
1987, he won first prize in the "Jugend musiziert" competition. He is the recipient of the
Grieg Prize (1996), the Steinway Prize (1995), and the Norwegian Sibelius Society's
Sibelius Prize (2004).
Mr. Gimse's repertoire includes more than 30 concertos performed with orchestra, numerous
solo works, and chamber-music programs. He is distinguished as one of Norway's leading
classical concert and recording artists, with more than 30 CDs to his credit, including
releases on the NAIM, Naxos, Sony Classical, Chandos, and Simax labels.
As a recitalist and chamber musician, Mr. Gimse has performed in London's Wigmore Hall,
Amsterdam's Concertgebouw, Prague's Suk Hall, Konzerthaus Berlin, New York's Frick
Collection, and the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC.