Beethoven Reconstructed

Articles relating to Emil Gryesten & Thomas Solak’s artistic research project Beethoven Reconstructed, about Schenkerian analysis and the interpretation of Beethoven’s late piano sonatas, are now published on the homepage of the Royal Danish Academy of Music:

Beethoven Reconstructed

For now, articles by Solak are only in Danish, but an English translation is under way.

New Lied Duo

In November 2023, Emil launches a collaboration with Norwegian soprano Hedvig Haugerud.

Hedvig and Emil will premiere their new duo at concerts on Friday, November 17 in Gentofte Church, and Saturday, November 18, in Skagen Church (see events).


Concerts in November

Emil will perform at a variety of solo and chamber concerts in November:

November 10: Rådhuskoncerter, Nørresundby. Trio concert Kumi Shimizu, violin, and Toke Møldrup, cello

November 17: Gentofte Kirke. Lied recital with soprano Hedvig Haugerud


Brahms Horn Trio in Danish radio P2

On August 2nd, at a concert at Odsherred Kammermusikfestival, Emil performed the Brahms Horn Trio together with solo hornist in Danish RSO Lasse Mauritzen and concert master of Copenhagen Philharmonic Jon Gjesme.

The concert was broadcast on live radio by the Danish Broadcasting Corporation (DR) and can be streamed here: Link to DR. The Brahms trio is the second half of the concert, starting at 1’42 in the broadcast.

Clarinet Trios

The concert with Mathis Kjøller, clarinet, Carl-Oscar Østerlind, cello, and Emil Gryesten, piano, on August 13th at the Waves Up North series, part of Vendsyssel Festival, got a very enthusiastic review in the online magazine – read here.

The programme for the concert included works for clarinet trio by Brahms, Nørgård, Widmann, and Piazzolla.

Recording of Beethoven last piano sonatas

During sessions in April and July, Emil recorded the last five piano sonatas of Beethoven (op. 101-111) in the Concert Hall of the Royal Danish Academy of Music.

The producer is Federico Mattioli, and the double-album will be released in October. The recording is a part of the artistic research project Beethoven Reconstructedlink.