Havard Gimse press reviews
Norrköping Symphony Orchestra / Andrew Manze / Mozart: Piano Concerto no 20: “Håvard Gimse gave the concerto a glasclear and transparent reading” Östgöta Korrespondenten” 22.09.2006 “Håvard Gimse demonstrated how to approach an Amadeus. His playing was easy and relaxed, just so natural... The solo-part, full of drama, floating together with the orchestra, created a feeling of a chamber music performance. Gimses reading was very reflective and personal, but not private. I think there were many mature thoughts behind this performance. The links between soloist and orchestra were flexible and beautifully executed with a joint aim in sight.” Folkbladet 23.09.2006 _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra / Manfred Honeck / October 2006: “Schumann´s hugely contrasting Piano Concerto was given a clear-cut and tenderly romantic reading by the Norwegian pianist Håvard Gimse, achieving an almost chamber-music level of intimacy in its quieter moments. Manfred Honeck and the orchestra´s support was also finely drawn and, unusually for a mainstram concerto, most beautifully played” Birmingham Post,13.10.2005 _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Sibelius: Piano Music Vol.5. Håvard Gimse (piano) Naxos 8.555853 " In the earlier issues in this series that I have heard, the Norwegian pianist Håvard Gimse has proved a sensitive and imaginative advocate of this repertoire and here he is at his distinguished best. A highly recommendable and rewarding issue."