As a member of the public, you can follow the Grieg Competition the whole week by joining the Listeners’ Forum at Troldhaugen.
Here you can prepare yourself for what you will hear in the various rounds. Annabel Guaita, Head of Education for the Composers’ Homes, leads conversations with different pianists and music specialists. This is also the place for exciting conversations and discussions about what you have heard!
You will find the Listeners’ forum in the Main Museum Building.
All events at Troldhaugen are free. Lunch at Troldhaugen may be purchased separately.
Daily transport will be arranged between Hop station on “Bybanen” and Troldhaugen.
Schedule – Listeners’ forum:
Saturday 3 September, First round
Listeners’ forum host Annabel Guaita with Grieg biographer Erling Dahl Jr. and pianist Ingfrid Breie Nyhus
Theme: Edvard Grieg’s Peasant Dances, Opus 72
Sunday 4 September, First round
Listeners’ forum host Annabel Guaita with pianists Rune Alver and Einar Røttingen
Theme: Virtuoso concert etudes
Monday 5 September, First round
Listeners’ forum host Annabel Guaita with pianists Signe Bakke and Turid Bakke Braut
Theme: Grieg’s Peer Gynt music in piano version
Tuesday 6 September, Second round
Listeners’ forum host Annabel Guaita with composer Christian Blom and pianist Else Olsen Storesund
Theme: Grieg’s Butterfly / Blom’s Butterfly
Wednesday 7 September, Semi-final
Listeners’ forum host Annabel Guaita with pianist Audun Kayser and Chairman of the Jury Einar Steen-Nøkleberg
Theme: Grieg’s songs: Which qualities are important to the accompanist?
Grieg’s substantial piano works