Competition Final

Don't miss the International Edvard Grieg Piano Competition's thrilling final in Grieghallen, Saturday October 18 2014.

Don’t miss the competition’s thrilling final in the recently renovated Grieghallen. Three finalists will perform their selected piano concertos with the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, and compete for the three prizes of 30.000, 20.000 and 10.000 euro.

The audience is invited to vote for the Audience Prize, and there will also be an Orchestra’s Prize. The concert starts with a world premiere of Olav Anton Thommessen's Microfantasy on Grieg's Piano Concerto in A minor. The orchestra will also perform two movements from Harald Sæverud’s Peer Gynt Suite No. 1. Our concert host for the evening is the famous Norwegian violinist Arve Tellefsen.


Jarle Rotevatn – piano soloist
Olav Anton Thommessen (*1946): MicroFantasi on Grieg's Piano Concerto in A minor (2014) (world premiere)

Finalist No. 1: Peter Friis Johansson (sms vote: BFO 1 to 2077)
Robert Schumann (1810-1856):
Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 54
 - Allegro affettuoso
- Intermezzo: Andantino grazioso
- Allegro vivace

Finalist No. 2: Arseny Tarasevich-Nikolaev (sms vote: BFO 2 to 2077)
Edvard Grieg (1843-1907):
Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 16
- Allegro molto moderato
- Adagio
- Allegro moderato molto e marcato


Finalist No. 3: Joachim Carr (sms vote: BFO 3 to 2077)
Robert Schumann:
Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 54
 - Allegro affettuoso
- Intermezzo: Andantino grazioso
- Allegro vivace


Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra:
Harald Sæverud (1897-1992)
From Peer Gynt Suite No. 1, Op. 28:
No. 3: Salme mot Bøygen / Psalm against the Boyg
No. 1: Faens Femsteg / The Devil's Five-Hop


After the Final on the 18th of October, it is possible to vote for the Audience Prize by sms!
See number and code for each candidat over.
NB! For voting from non-Norwegian cell phones, use number: +47-41716100


Miguel Harth-Bedoya – conductor
Born and raised in Peru, Miguel Harth-Bedoya received his degrees from the Curtis Institute of Music and from The Juilliard School. Harth-Bedoya was previously Assistant Conductor of the New York Philharmonic under Kurt Masur, and Associate Conductor of the Los Angeles Philharmonic under Esa-Pekka Salonen. Harth-Bedoya is Chief Conductor of the Norwegian Radio Orchestra from 2013.

Bergen Philhamonic Orchestra
One of the world’s oldest orchestras, the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra dates back to 1765 and will celebrate its 250th anniversary in 2015. Edvard Grieg had a close relationship with the Orchestra, serving as its artistic director during the years 1880-82. Edward Gardner, the acclaimed Music Director of English National Opera, has been appointed Chief Conductor for a three-year tenure starting in October 2015, in succession to Andrew Litton, the Orchestra’s Music Director since 2003. Under Litton’s direction the Orchestra has raised its international profile considerably, through recordings, extensive touring, and international commissions. During the last few seasons the orchestra has played in a series of prestigious venues, including the Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, the BBC Proms in the Royal Albert Hall, the Wiener Musikverein and Konzerthaus, Carnegie Hall, New York, the Philharmonie, Berlin, Usher Hall, Edinburgh and Bridgewater Hall, Manchester. Upcoming tours include returns to several of these venues.


Tickets and booking
Tickets can be booked at

Ticket price:
Adults NOK 330/410/460
Student: NOK 100
Children: NOK 100