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|Mozart||9 Variations on a Minuet by Duport, K573|
|Grieg||Selection of 5 Lyric Pieces
|Rachmaninov||Selection of 5 Preludes
|Chopin||24 Preludes, Op. 28|
Friday 15th September 2017 at 7.30 pm
The Courtenay Centre, Kingsteignton Road, Newton Abbot TQ12 2QA (map)
A guest appearance at last year’s AGM has inspired this opening concert.
Born in 1980, Kristian Lindberg began making waves in his native Norway at a young age. In 1997 he won the Norwegian Young Pianists Competition and the following year represented Norway in the Eurovision Young Musicians competition in Vienna. Since then Lindberg has been a prizewinner in several competitions, including taking first prize in the International Concours Grieg in Oslo 2007; most recently he was selected for Rikskonsertene’s prestigious INTRO Classical programme, which promotes the cream of young Norwegian musicians, for 2006–2009.
In 2006 Kristian Lindberg completed a soloist’s diploma (the highest level of postgraduate performance study) at the Norwegian Academy of Music in Oslo, where he studied with Einar Steen-Nøkleberg. His previous teachers include Jiri Hlinka and Einar Henning Smebye in Norway, Laszlo Simon at the Universität der Künste, Berlin, and Désiré N’Kaoua at the Ecole Normale de Musique, Paris.
In august 2011 Lindberg performed Rachmaninovs 3rd pianoconcerto with Orketer Norden and Rolf Gupta in Konzerthaus Berlin. He has also appeared in recitals in Carnegie Hall, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Wigmore Hall London, Konzerthaus Wien and Kyotofuritsu Fumin Hall Kyoto.Lindberg has performed with several Norwegian and international orchestras, including Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, Norwegian State Opera Orchestra, Oslo Symphony Orchestra, and Oslo Camerata; he has also performed Grieg’s piano concerto in the Thailand Cultural Centre, Bangkok, and Chopin’s Piano Concerto No 1 with the Kremlin Chamber Orchestra in Moscow. He has given recitals all over Europe, and has performed at several festivals, including the Oslo Chamber Music Festival, Vinterfestspill in Røros and the Ultima contemporary music festival in Oslo.