Gustav Piekut – Talented Danish pianist plays Beethoven

For his new recordings of Beethoven, the winner of DR P2s Talentpris 2020 has been given rave reviews that suggest he is rocketing towards the international top

Tuesday 23 March 2021 at 20:00 The Queens Hall
Photo: Niels Krogh Hansen
Photo: Niels Krogh Hansen

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Gustav Piekut was born in Southern Jutland in 1995 and at the age of six he started to play the piano. When he was just 12 years old, he made his debut with the Southern Jutland Symphony Orchestra, after which he walked off with all the nationwide youth competition prizes. His latest award is DR P2s Talentpris.

‘Piekut (…) has come up with an album which, if there is any justice in the universe, will function as a booster rocket for his ascent into international orbit’ – Thomas Michelsen, Politiken 2019

The quotation from Politiken comes from a review of Piekut’s recording of Beethoven’s Diabelli variations. This evening, however, it is Beethoven’s sonata no. 31, the penultimate sonata from the maestro’s hand, that is to be played, along with the Russian composers Scriabin and Prokofiev, plus the Czech composer Leos Janáček’s In the Mists.

Programme
Leoš Janáček (1854-1928): In the Mists
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827): Piano Sonata No.31, Op.110

- Intermission -

Aleksandr Scriabin (1872-1915):
Piano Sonata No.10, Op.70
Vers La Flamme - Poème, Op.72

Sergey Prokofiev (1891-1953): Piano Sonata No.7, Op.83 

The concert lasts approx. one hour and 45 minutes, including an intermission.
During the interval you can buy drinks and snacks in the café. Order before the concert to avoid queuing.