Gustav Piekut

Piano & Artistic Director

The young Danish pianist, Gustav Piekut, “hits the sweet spot between technical precision and off-the-cuff brilliance” (BBC Music Magazine) and is “a true musical poet, a real sound artist” (Pizzicato Magazine). His interpretations have garnered him great acclaim, recognised by music critics for their technique, intelligence, grace, and strength. Piekut performs as a soloist with notable orchestras and gives solo recitals in prestigious venues in Denmark and abroad. He has recorded internationally acclaimed albums, including the latest one, “Towards the Flame,” released on Naxos Records, which was nominated for the International Classical Music Awards 2022. The album presents a hitherto unheard combination of virtuosic piano music by composers Rued Langgaard and Alexander Scriabin. “Piekut impresses in his interpretations with nervously flickering pathos on the brink of disintegration,” wrote Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung after a recital featuring this music. Additionally, Piekut is an avid chamber musician and Artistic Director of Festival & Friends, an annual music festival in Copenhagen focusing on classical music and much more.


Piekut’s interpretation of Rachmaninov’s demanding 3rd Piano Concerto with the Copenhagen Philharmonic in the Tivoli Gardens Concert Hall “evoked the wildest, uncontrollable emotions in a myriad of expressive shifts” and “generated a roar by the audience seldom heard” (Politiken). He is generously supported by the Augustinus Foundation with a career grant and the provision of a Steinway & Sons grand piano for his daily musical work.