Great success in Slovakia with Prokofiev’s 3rd Piano Concerto

Monday, May 15th 2023

Gustav Piekut performed Prokofiev’s demanding 3rd Piano Concerto with the Slovak State Philharmonic Orchestra Kosice under the direction of Christian Øland. After the concert, the cultural media Moja Kultura wrote:

“He played with remarkable nuances of sound—so controlled that one experienced the proverbial silence in the hall during the pianissimo passages. It was a truly brilliant performance, played at tempos that took your breath away. (…) Prokofiev, played by the two Danish artists, became a primal force, then a pleasant rhapsody, then humorous, brilliantly virtuosic, and sensitively lyrical—beautifully executed by the soloist.”

Critical acclaim for ‘Towards the Flame’

Friday, February 18th 2022

Gustav Piekut’s new album is receiving international critical acclaim, including positive reviews in BBC Music Magazine, Gramophone Magazine, Pizzicato Magazine (including a Supersonic Award) as well as being included on Politiken, de Volkskraant and Weekendavisens lists of the best albums of 2021. Listen here: NAXOS.LNK.TO

Gustav Piekut awarded Gladsaxe Musikpris

Wednesday, December 1st 2021

Gustav Piekut has been awarded Gladsaxe Musikpris 2021 at a concert with Copenhagen Phil and Maestro Toshiyuki Kamioka, where they performed Beethoven’s 5th Piano Concerto, the ‘Emperor’. Gladsaxe Musikpris consists of a scholarship of DKK 50.000 and has been awarded to some of the most important Danish classical musicians since 1966. VIolinist (and chamber music partner!) Anna Egholm was awarded the 2020 Prize at the same concert, performing Beethoven’s Violin Concerto. See the list of all previous winners here: GLADSAXE.DK