Evening Recital 30/6: Ryoma Takagi

Evening Recital with pianist Ryoma Takagi in Troldsalen Sunday June 30 at 18.00.

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In September 2018, Ryoma Takagi won the 1st prize and audience prize at The 16th Grieg International Competition. Born in 1992 in Japan, Ryoma Takagi began his musical training at the age of two, and went on to attend private lessons of Elena Ashkenazy, Hiroko Nakamura, before pursuing his piano studies with Michel Krist at the University of music and performing arts Vienna, and Boris Petrushansky at the Imola international piano academy. He also attended masterclass held by Paul Badura=Skoda, Arie Vardi, Andrzej Jasinski, Sergei Drensky, Dang Thai Son, Alexei Nasedkin, Dina Joffe, Stephen Hough, Vladimir Tropp and Seiji Ozawa. 

In addition to The International Edvard Grieg Piano Competition, Ryoma Takagi has won The 1st Japan Tchaikovsky Competition (2002), Neuhaus Festival in Moscow (2003), The 6th International Competition for Young Pianists in Memory of Vladimir Horowitz (2004), The 19th Hamamatsu International Piano Academy (2015), The 38th Elena Rombro-Stepanow Klavierwettbewerb (2015), The 26th Roma International Piano Competition (2016), and Dr.Josef Dichler Wettbewerb (2018). 

Ryoma Takagi has performed at important venues in Japan, USA, Italy, Austria, Germany, France, England, Russia,Norway and Ukraine, including the following halls, Musikverein Golden Hall, Grieg Hall, Moscow Conservatory Great Hall and Rachmaninoff Hall, Kremlin Palace, Ukraine Symphony Hall, Ukraine National Opera Theater, New York Steinway Hall, Wiener Konzerthaus, Schoenbrunn Palace, Gasteig Munich, Roma Tetro Valle, Suntory Hall, Yokohama Minatomirai Hall, Muza Kawasaki Symphony Hall, Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre, Kioi Hall, etc. He has also performed with the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, Vienna Chamber Orchestra, Kiev National Philharmony, Yaroslavl Symphony Orchestra, Amadeus Nova Chamber Orchestra, Kanagawa Philharmonic Orchestra, New Philharmony Orchestra Chiba, Septnis Chiba Orchestra, Gunma Symphony Orchestra, Tokyo Symphony Orchestra, and Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra.



Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
Piano Sonata nr. 31 in A-flat major, op. 110
Moderato cantabile molto espressivo
Allegro molto
Adagio ma non troppo
Fuga. Allegro ma non troppo

Robert Schumann (1810-1856)
Symphonic Etudes C-sharp minor, op. 13
Thema Andante, C-sharp minor
Etude I (Variation 1) – Un poco più vivo
Etude II (Variation 2) – Andante
Etude III – Vivace
Etude IV (Variation 3) – Allegro marcato
Etude V (Variation 4) – Scherzando
Etude VI (Variation 5) – Agitato
Etude VII (Variation 6) – Allegro molto
Etude VIII (Variation 7) – Sempre marcatissimo
Etude IX – Presto possible
Etude X (Variation 8) – Allegro con energia
Etude XI (Variation 9) – Andante espressivo
Etude XII (Finale) – Allegro brillante

Edvard Grieg (1843-1907)
Selected Lyric Pieces
Once upon a time, op. 71 nr. 1
Summer’s eve, op. 71 nr. 2
Wedding Day at Troldhaugen, op. 65 nr. 6

Peter Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)
From 6 Pieces, op. 19
Tema og variasjoner i F-dur / Theme and variations, F-major

Sergej Prokofiev (1891-1953)
Piano Sonata nr. 7 in B-flat major, op. 83
Allegro inquieto
Andante caloroso


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

Ryoma Takagi. Photo: Dag Fosse / KODE