Emil Gryesten

Den danske pianist Emil Gryesten Jensen er uddannet ved Det Jyske Musikkonservatorium, ved Det kgl. danske musikkonservatorium, og ved Sibelius-akademiet i Helsinki. Han har desuden studeret ved "International Piano Academy - Lake Como" i Italien.


Hans læremestre tæller fremtrædende kapaciteter inden for pianistfaget såsom Erik Tawaststjerna, Dmitri Bashkirov, Tamas Vasary, Fou Ts'ong og Anne Øland.

 

Emil Gryesten har modtaget priser ved en del danske og internationale konkurrencer for unge pianister, bl.a. vandt han som 15-årig førstepris ved Steinway-konkurrencen i Hamburg samt guldmedalje ved Berlingske Tidendes Klassiske Musikkonkurrence i København. I 2010 vandt han både førstepris og Publikums Pris ved Nordisk Pianistkonkurrence på Nyborg Slot. Under sin tid som studerende ved Sibelius-akademiet vandt han desuden førstepris ved Finlands nationale klaverkonkurrence i Jyväskylä i 2010, og han modtog ligeledes førsteprisen ved Blüthner Pianistkonkurrencen i Malmö i 2006. Han er modtager af en række legater og hæderspriser såsom Sonnings Musikstipendium, Harbys Legat, og den finske Pro Musica pris.

 

Emil spillede sin første solo-recital som 15-årig og har siden da haft en aktiv koncertkarriere både som solist og som kammermusiker. Han debuterede som solist med orkester som 16-årig, med Aarhus Symfoniorkester. Hans debut-cd, med musik af Schubert, udkom på Danacord i 2015.

 

 

English:

Danish pianist Emil Gryesten Jensen is educated at the Jutland Academy of Music in his hometown Aarhus, at the Royal Academy of Music in Copenhagen, at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki, and at the ”International Piano Academy Lake Como” in Italy. His notable teachers include the Danish pianist Anne Oland, his teachers at the Sibelius Academy, Erik Tawaststjerna and Eero Heinonen, and, at the International Piano Academy Lake Como, the American pianist and educator William Grant Naboré, as well as Dmitri Bashkirov, Tamas Vasary, and Fou Ts'ong.

 

He has been rewarded at numerous national and international piano competitions. At the age of 15 he won the first prize at the Hamburg Steinway Klavierwettbewerb, and the following year he won the Danish Steinway Competition. In 2006 he won the first prize at the Malmö-Blüthner Piano Competition in Sweden. While a student at the Sibelius Academy he won the first prize at the Finnish National Piano Competition in Jyväskylä in March 2010. Later that year he received the first prize as well as the Audience Prize at the Nordic Piano Competition in Nyborg, Denmark. He received the Danish "Sonning" award in 2007, and the Pro Musica Award of Finland in 2011.

 

Emil Gryesten played his first solo recital at the age of 15, and has since then performed extensively throughout Scandinavia and Eastern and Central Europe. He appeared for the first time as a soloist with orchestra at the age of 16, performing the Beethoven 3rd Piano Concerto with Aarhus Symphony Orchestra. His debut CD, featuring piano works by Schubert, was issued on Danacord in 2015.

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