15:30 – The Festival Kick-off
The students of the International Master Classes and the Youth Piano Academy perform.Concert programme
13:00 – Book Release Concert
The publication event of the Finnish translation of André Gide’s ‘Notes sur Chopin’. The translator of the book, Martti Anhava, is being interviewed.
Risto-Matti Marin, piano
10.00-13.00 – Richard Goode’s Master Class
Richard Goode gives a master class at the Kivijärvi-hall. The participants will be announced later in the spring.Concert programme
17:00 – One Hand Orchestra
Chopin’s etudes are among the most challenging pieces in the piano literature. This was not enough for piano virtuoso Leopold Godowsky, who arranged many of them for the left hand. Few pianists dare to tackle these pieces of exceptional beauty and virtuosity.
Henri Sigfridsson, piano
The Artistic Director Niklas Pokki presents the concert in Finnish at 16.30-16.45 at Serlachius Museum Gösta's Pavilion.
12:00 – PianoSuomi100: Fortepiano: The Storyteller
Did you know that the history of Finnish piano music began already 200 years ago? The concert presents the Finnish composers Lithander and Byström and their contemporary, Schubert. The music is performed on fortepiano.
Byström, Lithander, SchubertConcert programme
15:00 – PianoSuomi100: The Young Artists of the Year
The Mänttä Music Festival proudly presents the piano stars of the future – students from the Youth Piano Academy and the Sibelius Academy´s Junior Academy. The program consists of Finnish piano music from the last 100 years.Concert programme
Music reporter Lotta Emanuelsson presents the concert in the Kivijärvi Hall at 14.30-14.45 at Serlachius Museum Gösta (in Finnish). The discussion with the artists and the audience continues after the concert at Serlachius Museum Gösta.
18:30 – PianoSuomi100: Towards the Future, Strength from the Past
Eminent Finnish pianist, Eero Heinonen, plays the first performance of Eero Hämeenniemi’s piece Variazioni Polifoniche, commissioned by the Mänttä Music Festival. Hämeenniemi’s four-hand piece Elastic Time and Schubert’s Piano Sonata D. 960 will also be performed.
Hämeenniemi (premiere), Mozart, SchubertConcert programme
Music reporter Lotta Emanuelsson presents the concert in the Kivijärvi Hall at 18.00-18.15 at Serlachius Museum Gösta (in Finnish). The discussion with the artists and the audience continues after the concert at Serlachius Museum Gösta.
18:30 – Grand Finale – Gustaf Serlachius in Memoriam
The series of piano legends at the Mänttä Music Festival continues with the concert of the American master pianist Richard Goode. In a versatile programme, ranging from Mozart to Janáček, he will probe the depths and mysteries of the piano literature.
Richard Goode, piano
Beethoven, Brahms, Debussy, Janáček, MozartConcert programme
The Artistic Director Niklas Pokki presents the concert in Finnish at 18.00-18.15 at Serlachius Museum Gösta's Pavilion.