Large-scale festival

With award recipient Pierre-Laurent Aimard

Pierre-Laurent Aimard will be presented with the Léonie Sonning Music Prize 2022 at a magnificent concert in the DR Koncerthus on the 7th of October. Here, for the first time, the award recipient will perform with the Royal Danish Orchestra conducted by Sylvain Cambreling.

The Deputy Orchestra Director, Adam Stadnicki, is thrilled to be playing with the award recipient:

“It is a pleasure for The Royal Danish Orchestra to play at the Léonie Sonning’s award ceremony 2022. We are looking forward to performing with the award recipient, Pierre-Laurent Aimard. Aimard is ultimately one of the world’s very best and most sought-after pianists, so getting him to come to Copenhagen and play three works with him is extremely inspiring for the orchestra.”

As a part of the Léonie Sonning Music Prize 2022, the Danish audience will once again have the opportunity to experience this year’s prize winner when the 64-year-old Frenchman will be celebrated with a magnificent portrait festival in Copenhagen and Aarhus from the 4th – 9th October 2022.

The program for the portrait festival is wide-ranging, and in addition to the award concert, the main character can be experienced at two recitals and as a teacher at a masterclass and in an artist talk at prominent addresses such as the Black Diamond, The Royal Danish Academy of Music, and Aarhus Concert Hall. In addition, Pierre-Laurent Aimard will also perform on Sunday the 29th of May at the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Humlebæk.

At the prize concert with The Royal Danish Orchestra on the 7th of October at 7.30 PM, Pierre-Laurent Aimard will be soloist at three recitals.  

Léonie Sonning Music Prize Concert 2022
Hector Berlioz: Le carnaval romain ouverture (1844)
Ludvig van Beethoven: Klavierkonzert nr. 3 c-mol op. 37 (1803) (35’)

George Benjamin: Duet (2008) Piano and orchestra (12’)
Olivier Messiaen: Oiseaux Exotiques (1956) Piano, winds and percussion (16’)

Pierre-Laurent Aimard, piano
The Royal Danish Orchestra
Conductor: Sylvain Cambreling

Olivier Messiaen: Catalogue d’Oiseaux
Sunday 29th   Mai. Louisiana Museum of Modern Art
29th of May. 11.30 AM, 2 PM, 4 PM. Louisiana Museum of Modern Art.
Three concerts (30-60’ each) in the park of the museum.

In case of bad weather, the concerts will be played in the concert hall.

Solo recital – Fantasie and Insectarium!
4th of October. 8 PM. Dronningesalen. The Black Diamond. Royal Library.
Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck: Fantasia chromatica SwWV 258
Carl Philipp Emanue Bach: Fantasia for Keyboard in C Major, Wq 59/6
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Fantasie for Piano in D minor, K397
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Fantasia in f-minor(fragment) KV 383C (Anh. 32)
George Benjamin: Fantasy on Iambic Rhythm for piano (13’) (1985)
Nikolai Obukhov: Révélation (1915)
Rued Langgaard: Insectarium (1917)
György Ligeti: Études  tba
Bela Bartok: Out of Doors  (1926)

5th of October. 7 PM. The Royal Danish Academy of Music.
Artist talk with Pierre-Laurent Aimard and piano technician Stefan Knüpfer. Pianomania (2009)

8th of October. 1 PM.
With piano students from the Danish Music Academies. 

Solo recital – Fantasie and Insectarium!
9th of October. 7.30 PM. Aarhus Concert Hall. The Small Hall.
Same program as the concert on the 4th of October.

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Kristina Sindberg
Senior advisor
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