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Picures at an Exhibition

For upcomming recitals in the spring 2019, Emil is presenting a new recital program:
Beethoven: “Waldstein” Sonata
Liszt: 3 Transcendental Etudes: “Feux Follets”, “Wilde Jagd”, “Chasse neige”
Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition
The Pictures at an Exhibition are a new addition to Emil’s repertoire, which has been requested by several Danish concert organizers. The premiere of this piece will be at Tønder Musikforening on January 27th.

Radio broadcast in Danish national radio

On November 26, Emil appeared at a marathon concert in Hellerup Kammermusikforening, Copenhagen, along with his two pianist colleagues Gustav Piekut and Jonathan Siahaan. Emil performed the Liszt Norma Fantasy and Ravel’s Gaspard de la nuit, as well as some shorter pieces. The concert was broadcast by the Danish National Broadcasting Company and is available for online audio streaming here:

Double CD recording with cello-piano duo

In November this year, Emil will embark on a new exciting recording project together with the cellist Carl Oscar Østerlind: A recording of two separate CD’s, one with sonatas by Brahms, the other with music by Alfred Schnittke.
Recording will take place at the Kirsten Kjær Museum in Northern Denmark, in November, December 2018 and February 2019.

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Interview: Carnegie Hall, and Biggest Influences

Emil made his Carnegie Hall debut on July 21st, and the Danish Consulate General interviewed him about the experience, about his influences and inspirations, and about Danishness in art.

Mr. Gryesten Jensen posseses a glorious sound, and a pianistic quality of the highest standard.

Helsingin Sanomat


He is a full-blooded romantic and an emotionally powerful musician (…) Emil Gryesten succeeded in combining thrilling virtuosity with captivating music-making.


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