Gustav Piekut was born in 1995 in Denmark and started playing the piano at the age of six. At age 12, he had his orchestral debut with the Symphony Orchestra of Southern Jutland and two years later had his first series of solo recitals in different parts of Denmark. Since then, he has been appearing with orchestras such as The Danish Radio Symphony, The Lithuanian National Orchestra, The Kazakh National Orchestra and many others and has played in halls including the Laeiszhalle, Hamburg; the Radio Symphony Hall, Copenhagen; the Tivoli Concert Hall, Copenhagen; the National Concert Hall, Dublin, and many others.
Gustav Piekut is a three-times 1st Prize winner of the Danish national piano competition “Steinway Festival” (2008, 2010 and 2012) as well as a prize winner in international competitions including “Astana Piano Passion”, Kazakhstan (2nd Prize, 2013), “Music Without Limits”, Lithuania (Grand Prix, 2010) and others.
In May 2015, he was the youngest semifinalist and winner of the Bridget Doolan Prize for the best interpretation of a work by Mozart in the Dublin International Piano Competition, and in February 2016, he was awarded the “Golden Parnassus”, the highest prize, at the International Piano Forum in Sanok, Poland.
In March 2017, he won the 2nd Prize as well as all special prizes (Audience Prize, Carl Nielsen Prize, EMCY Prize) at Aarhus International Piano Competition in Denmark.
He has received numerous grants from private organizations, one of the most recent being a Steinway & Sons grand piano given to him for 5 years, provided by the Augustinus Foundation. Gustav Piekut is a stipendiate of the German “Studienstiftung”.
Gustav Piekut studies at the Berlin University of Arts with Prof. Klaus Hellwig, and until 2013, he was a student of Martin Lysholm Jepsen at “Gradus” in Aarhus, Denmark.
You can hear Gustav on his YouTube channel
If you are interested in working with Gustav, please get in touch with the EMCY Office.
J. S. Bach, Selections from The Well-Tempered Piano, books I & II Italian Concerto
L. van Beethoven, Sonata op. 2 no. 1 F minor
L. van Beethoven, Sonata op. 10 no. 3 D major
L. van Beethoven, Sonata op. 14 no. 1 G major
L. van Beethoven, Sonata op. 28 D major “Pastoral”
L. van Beethoven, Sonata op. 53 C major “Waldstein”
L. van Beethoven, Sonata op. 57 F minor “Appassionata”
L. van Beethoven, Sonata op. 110 A-flat major
L. van Beethoven, Variations in F major, op. 34
L. van Beethoven, 11 Bagatelles, op. 119
L. van Beethoven, Diabelli Variations, op. 120
F. Chopin, Scherzo in B-flat minor, op. 31
F. Chopin , Scherzo in C-sharp minor, op. 39
F. Chopin , Scherzo in E major, op. 54
F. Chopin, Ballade in G minor, op. 23
F. Chopin , Ballade in F minor, op. 52 F. Chopin, Polonaise-Fantaisie, op. 61
F. Chopin, Mazurki (selections) F. Chopin , Nocturne in C minor, op. 48 no. 1
F. Chopin, Nocturne in C-sharp minor, op. posth.
F. Chopin, Études op. 10 and op. 25 (selections)
C. Debussy, Préludes Book I and II (selections)
C. Debussy, L’Isle joyeuse C. Debussy, Children’s Corner
E. Grieg, Lyric Pieces (selections)
J. Haydn, Sonata in D major, Hob. XVI:42
J. Haydn, Sonata in E-flat major, Hob. XVI:52
F. Liszt, Sonata in B minor
F. Liszt, “Vallée d’Obermann” from Années de Pelerinage
F. Liszt, From Transcendental Études: No. 3: Paysage
F. Liszt, From Transcendental Études: No. 4: Mazeppa
F. Liszt, From Paganini Études: No. 5: “La Chasse” N. Medtner, Sonata Reminiscenza, op. 38 no. 1
N. Medtner , Sonata Romantica, op. 53 no. 1
O. Messiaen, “Premiére Communion de la Vierge” from Vingt Régards
W. A. Mozart, Fantasia in C minor, K. 475
W. A. Mozart, Fantasia in D minor, K. 397
W. A. Mozart, Sonata in A minor, K. 310
W. A. Mozart, Sonata in C major, K. 330 C. Nielsen, Chaconne, op. 32
S. Prokofiev, Sonata no. 7 in B-flat major, op. 83
S. Prokofiev, Pieces from Romeo and Juliet, op. 75 (selections)
S. Rachmaninov, Études-Tableaux, opp. 33 and 39 (selections)
D. Scarlatti, Sonatas (selections)
F. Schubert, Sonata in A major, D. 664
F. Schubert, Sonata in A minor, D. 784
F. Schubert, Sonata in A major, D. 959
F. Schubert, Three Piano Pieces, D. 946
R. Schumann, Kinderszenen, op. 15
A. Scriabin, Sonata no. 5, op. 53
A. Scriabin,Vers la Flamme, op. 72
B. Bartók, Piano Concerto no. 3, Sz. 119
L. van Beethoven, Piano Concerti no. 1, op. 15; no. 2, op. 19; no. 3, op. 37; no. 5, op. 73
J. Brahms, Piano Concerti no. 1, op. 15 and no. 2, op. 38
G. Gershwin, Rhapsody in Blue E. Grieg, Piano Concerto, op. 18
W. A. Mozart, Piano Concerti no. 20, K466 and no. 23, K488, Concert Rondo A major, K. 386
S. Prokofiev, Piano Concerto no. 3, op. 26
D. Shostakovich, Piano Concerto no. 1, op. 102
L. van Beethoven, Cello Sonata no. 5 in D major, op. 102 nr. 2
J. Brahms, Piano Trio no. 2 in C major, 87
J. Brahms, Clarinet Trio in A minor, op. 114