Evening Recital: Matyáš Novák

Evening Recital with pianist Matyáš Novák​, August 25, at 18.00.

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PROGRAM CHANGE: Due to illness pianist Tor Espen Aspaas is unable to perform the Evening Recital on Sunday 25th August. Matyáš Novákwill perform the concert in his place.

Matyáš Novák (born 1998) started study the piano in the Czech Republic at the age of five. Since 2013 he is a student at the renowned piano academy “Incontri col Maestro” in Italy. 

Matyáš is a winner of numerous piano competitions in Europe and the USA, including first prizes at the Internationaler Jenö Takács Klavierwettbewerb, at the Bradshaw & Buono International Piano Competition and at the Concertino Praga Czech Radio Competition. In 2018 he came second and received the Steinway Prize at the International Edvard Grieg Piano Competition. 

He gives solo recitals every year in European countries and USA and in 2015 and 2016 had appeared with successful concert tours in China. 

In 2017 he recorded a critically acclaimed CD featuring Liszt’s works and debuted at Carnegie Hall. In 2019, he got the opportunity to perform a solo recital at the prestigious Prague Spring International Music Festival. 

Matyas is a versatile artist, sought-after chamber player and accompanist and a proud member of PETROF Art Family.


Evening Recital in Troldsalen
Sunday 25 August 2019 at 18:00
Matyáš Novák, piano

Edvard Grieg (1843-1907)
Klaversonate i e-moll / Piano Sonata in E minor, op. 7
Allegro moderato
Andante molto
Alla Menuetto, ma poco più lento
Finale. Molto allegro

Bedrich Smetana (1824-1884)
Tsjekkiske Danser II / Czech Dances II
Nr. 5 “Little Onion”
Nr. 7 “Lancer”

Antonin Dvořák (1840-1904)
Poetic Tone Pictures, op. 85
Nr. 8 “Furiant”
Nr. 7 “Goblin’s Dance”

Edvard Grieg
Bryllupsdag på Troldhaugen / Wedding Day at Troldhaugen, op. 65, nr. 6

Pause / Intermission

Ludvig van Beethoven (1770-1827) / Franz Liszt (1811-1886)
Fra / From Geistliche Lieder von Gellert, S. 467
Nr. 3 “Bußlied”

Gaetano Donizetti (1797-1848) / Franz Liszt  
Marche funèbre et Cavatine de la Lucia di Lammermoor / Funeral March and Cavatina from Lucia di Lammermoor, S. 398

Franz Liszt
Transcendental Etude nr. 12, “Chasse-neige”, S. 139

Charles Gounod (1818 1893) / Franz Liszt
Vals fra Faust / Valse from Faust, S. 407

Summer Evening Recitals

Summer Evening Recitals with some of Norways finest musicians will be played every Sunday at 18:00, from June 9 to September 8.

The concerts takes place in "Troldsalen" - maybe the most beautiful chamber music hall in the world. Duration: Approximately 1,5 hours, including a 15 minute break / intermission.

You will also meet the pianist during his/her stay as "pianist of the week" at Troldhaugen, in the daily lunchtime concerts at 13:00. More information on the lunchtime concerts here


Tickets include admittance to Edvard Grieg's villa before the concert)

Adults: NOK 290
Students/Bergen Card: NOK 250
Children: NOK 50


- Ticketservice online: ticketmaster.no / Tel: 815 33 133
- The Tourist Information Centre in Bergen
- Remaining tickets are sold at the door before the concert.

Bus transport for Evening Recitals

Tickets with bus transport includes:
- Bus from Bergen Tourist Information at 16:30
- Guided tour of Grieg’s villa
- Recital in Troldsalen at 18:00
- Return to Bergen city centre at 20:00

NOK 390/350/100 Tickets for sale at the Tourist Information and online at Visitbergen.com

* Adults NOK 290 / Bergen Card NOK 250 / KODE member NOK 200 / Students and Children NOK 50

Matyáš Novák, foto: Robert Tichý