Håvard Gimse


Chopin Scherzi and Preludes
Naim CD028

Chopin is renowned for compositions that exploit the full potential of the piano. This beautifully played and recorded disc is a superb example of an extremely talented young pianist’s interpretation of these complex works.

Håvard Gimse has accompanied many orchestras, including the Norwegian Chamber Orchestra, which the Naim Label has recorded on several occasions. Håvard has also won numerous awards and accolades; the European piano competition, the Steinway prize and the prestigious Grieg prize being among them. His style and presentation are such that this disc warrants repeated, awe-inspired listening.

Ken Christianson recorded Håvard live and unmixed direct to two-track tape.