Lunchtime Concerts: Mai Goto

Mai Goto presents the lunchtime concerts, every day at 13:00 from 8 May – 14 May.

Mai Goto completed her studies in Osaka University of Music Japan, and the Liszt Academy in Budapest. She obtained Master's degree at the Grieg Academy, University of Bergen. She has studied with Atsuhiko Shimizu, György Nádor, Signe Bakke and Torleif Torgersen. She was the recipient of 1st prize in "The 24th International Music Competition Rovero d'Oro" in 2009 held in Italy.

She is now a Bergen resident where she has an active performing career. Mai Goto has performed annually at the “Grieg in Bergen” series as a soloist and chamber musician since 2013. She attended the performance “Nina Grieg – a great little woman” in Grieg’s villa at Troldhaugen, and has been soloist in Mendelssohn’s Piano Concerto No.2 on a US tour, conducted by Trond Sæverud. She has also appeared as soloist in Beethoven’s Piano Concerto no.5 with the University of Bergen Symphony Orchestra.

Besides her performing career, she has a keen interest in composing music. She has composed theatre music for '' Klovnen Klem''and ''Issun Boshi'', a Japanese fairy tale. This year she appears at Pianist of the week at Troldhaugen, and her performances outside of Bergen includes touring in Italy, Belgium, Cyprus and Spain.

Program –

Edvard Grieg (1843-1907)

Fra Lyriske stykker / From Lyric pieces
Til våren / To spring, op. 43 nr. 6

Fra Klaversonate i e moll / From Piano sonata e minor, op. 7
2. sats / 2nd movement: Andante molto

Fra 19 norske folkeviser / From 19 Norwegian Folk-Songs, op. 66
Gjendines Bådnlåt / Gjendine’s Lullaby

Fra Lyriske stykker / From Lyric pieces
Gade, op. 57 nr. 2
Scherzo, op. 54 nr. 5
Hjemve / Home-sickness, op. 57 nr. 6
Bryllupsdag på Troldhaugen / Wedding-day at Troldhaugen, op. 65 nr. 6

We also offer a concert+bus package for the lunchtime concerts. Read more about this service here

Visitbergen's webpage, click link to proceed
- Troldhaugen front desk (remaining tickets)
- At the Tourist Information in Bergen (only bus+concert tickets available)

* Adults: 160, Bergen card/Students/Groups (minimum 15 persons): 110/Children u. 16 yrs: 50

Lunsjkonsert med Mai Goto