Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Edinburgh International Festival

Teeming with unforgettable melody, shot through with the unmistakable tang of Nordic folk music, Griegs Piano Concerto is deservedly one of classical musics most cherished works.

Visionary British pianist Paul Lewis, renowned for his superb control and power, gives his first performance of the dazzling Concerto in two decades, with an orchestra that couldnt bring a greater sense of authenticity " the exceptionally fine 250-year-old Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, from Griegs home town, under Chief Conductor Edward Gardner.

The British conductor is one of the most respected Elgar interpreters, and following universal acclaim for his performance of The Apostles at the 2016 International Festival, he returns with the turbulence and high drama of Elgars rousing First Symphony. The orchestral brilliance of Wagners majestic Rienzi Overture opens the concert.