Country / Pays : Management : France
Keyboard : Piano

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Biography :

After a series of most important debuts a.o. at the Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Wigmore Hall London, the Konzerthaus Dortmund, and as soloist with the Oslo Philharmonic, Gunilla Süssmann has established herself as being one of the leading pianists from Norway. Her most colourful and imaginative playing, combined with a great virtuosity, receives enthusiastic reactions and reviews. Appearances in the last seasons have seen her a.o. in Denmark, Germany, France, Norway, Switzerland, Taiwan, the United Kingdom, and the United States. She has made most successful debuts at both the Schwetzingen and Ludwigsburg Festivals 2007 in Germany. She returned to the Bergen International Festival in 2008, and in January 2009, she gave her most successful US debut with the Utah Symphony, conducted by Stefan Solyom (Mozart K 503). March 2009 saw her debut with the WDR Radio Orchestra, conducted by Niklas Willén in Antwerp, and in September 2009 she played the season opening of the Swedish Gävle Symphony. In February 2010 she made her debut with the Norrköping Symphony, and in May 2010 she will play both, a solo recital and the Grieg Concerto within the festival “Piano Passion” in St. Etienne. Highlights in 2010/11 include her debut with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Kirill Karabits, the season opening concerts with the Staatskapelle Weimar, conducted by Stefan Solyom, Brahms’ Piano Concerto No. 1 with both, the Kristiansand Symphony and the North German Philharmonic, and a return to Antwerp’s DeSingel. Orchestra engagements have lead Gunilla Süssmann a.o. to the Bergen Philharmonic, the Oslo Philharmonic, the Trondheim Symphony, the Kristiansand Symphony, the Norwegian Radio Orchestra, the Royal Scottish Symphony, the Taipei Symphony, the South Jutland Symphony, the St. Gallen Symphony, and the Utah Symphony. She has performed at leading festivals such as Bergen, Ultima, Risør, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Schwetzingen, Ludwigsburg, Festival d’Ile de France and Les Flâneries Musicals d’Été in Reims. Chamber music she plays with partners such as Martin Fröst, Solveig Kringelborn, Randi Stene, Tanja Tetzlaff, Lars Anders Tomter, Raphael Wallfisch, and the Vertavo Quartet. Gunilla Süssmann’s first solo-CD with works of Scriabin and Rachmaninoff which was released on the NMA lable received outstanding critical acclaim. For Naxos she has recorded Geirr Tveitt's Concerto for two pianos and orchestra together with pianist Håvard Gimse and the Royal Scottish Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Bjarte Engeset. The recording received the “Editor's Choice” in both, the Gramophone and the BBC Music Magazines, and it was also nominated for the Cannes Classical Awards 2004. The most recent release is the chamber music CD “Malinconia“ with cellist Tanja Tetzlaff as partner. The Avi-music production includes works of Sibelius, Grieg and Rachmaninoff and received outstanding critical acclaim. Gunilla Süssmann was prizewinner of several national and international competitions, a.o. of the Grieg competition where she also received the special prize for the best Grieg interpretation. She was Intro Musician 2001-03 in Norway, and she was awarded the Robert Levin Festival Prize after her recital debut at the Bergen International Festival.

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