International Stasys Vainiūnas Competition for pianists

International Stasys Vainiūnas Competition for pianists

Kristian Riisager, Denmark

Participant data

Name of the educational insititution Hochschule für Musik "Hanns Eisler" Berlin, Berlin
Teacher Birgitta Wollenweber

Since 2015 Kristian Riisager (1996) has been studying at the Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler Berlin, in the class of Birgitta Wollenweber. The pianist has participated in masterclasses led by Aleksandra Žvirblytė, Alexander Ivanov, Guoda Gedvilaitė, Nana Macharadzė, Eugen Indjic, Veronika Vitaitė, and Michail Voskresensky. Kristian won the Grand Prix at the competition "Music without Limits" in Lithuania, in 2014. In 2015 he became a semifinalist in Astana "Piano Passion" competition. In 2011, 2012 and 2013 the pianist won the first prize in the Berling Classical Music Competition. Kristian has already given concerts in Denmark, Georgia, Lithuania and Germany.

I round program

  1. Johann Sebastian Bach | Partita No. 5 · G major BWV 829
  2. Sergei Prokofiev | Piano Sonata No. 4 · C minor Op. 29
  3. Stasys Vainiūnas | "Fields Of Home" · Blooming Lily Of The Valley Op. 31

II round program

  1. Stasys Vainiūnas | "Little Insect Suite" · Op. 7
  2. Claude Debussy | Preludes, Book I · "Les collines d'Anacapri"; "La cathédrale engloutie"; "Ce qu'a vu le vent d'ouest"
  3. Robert Schumann | Piano Sonata No. 2 · G minor Op. 22

III round program

  1. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart | Piano Concerto No. 23 · A major KV 488