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Folke Gräsbeck



Folke Gräsbeck studied the piano at the Turku Conservatory from 1962 until 1974 as a pupil of Tarmo Huovinen, and won first prize in the Maj Lind Com­petition in 1973, at the age of seventeen. He has also made several study trips to London, where he was a private pupil of Maria Curcio-Diamand, who in her turn was a pupil of Arthur Schnabel. At the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki his teachers included Erik T. Tawaststjerna. Gräsbeck gained his M. Mus. degree from the Sibelius Academy in 1997, and his D. Mus. there in 2008 on the sub­ject of ‘The Piano in Sibelius’s Youth Production’. Since 1985 Gräsbeck has worked as a permanent accompanist/lecturer at the Sibelius Academy. He has performed more than thirty piano concertos, and in 1971 he made his Helsinki début with the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra conducted by Okko Kamu.  In May 2014 Gräsbeck performed Shosta­ko­vich’s Piano Concerto No. 2 with the Lebanese Philharmonic Orchestra. He has appeared as a recitalist, chamber musician and Lieder accompanist in countries including the USA, Egypt, Israel, United Arab Emirates, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mexico and Japan.

Gräsbeck plays a major part in the complete Sibelius Edition project for BIS Records, participating on 24 discs including the complete solo piano music (10 CDs) and discs of songs, works with solo instruments and with choir. He also gave the first piano recital at the Sibelius Hall in Lahti in 2000, with a pro­gramme consisting exclusively of Sibelius piano music premières. His reper­toire also includes Sibelius’s Piano Quintet, four piano quartets and five piano trios. Gräsbeck has performed 397 out of Sibelius’s total of approx. 600 works, plus fragments, and has given the first performances of 90 of them. Among his distinctions are the Order of the Lion of Finland (2009) and the Sibelius Medal of the Sibelius Society of Finland (2014). Since 2002 he has been artistic direc­tor of the Sibelius in Korpo fes­tival.


 


Folke Gräsbeck plays Sibelius on the Ainola Piano
BIS-2132 SACD
 €15
The Unknown Sibelius
BIS-2065 CD
 €15
The Sibelius Edition Vol.13 - Miscellaneous works
BIS-1936 CD
5 discs for the price of 3 (four CDs + bonus DVD)
 €45
The Sibelius Edition Vol.11 - Choral Music
BIS-1930 CD
6 CDs for the price of 3
 €45
The Sibelius Edition Vol.10 - Piano Music II
BIS-1927 CD
5 CDs for the price of 3
 €45
The Sibelius Edition Vol.9 - Chamber Music II
BIS-1924 CD
5 CDs for the price of 3
 €45
The Sibelius Edition Vol.7 - Songs
BIS-1918 CD
5 CDs for the price of 3
 €45
The Sibelius Edition Vol.6 - Violin & Piano
BIS-1915 CD
5 CDs for the price of 3
 €45
The Sibelius Edition Vol.4 - Piano Music I
BIS-1909 CD
5 CDs for the price of 3
 €45
The Sibelius Edition Vol.2 - Chamber Music I
BIS-1903 CD
6 CDs for the price of 3
 €45
Sibelius - Piano Quintets and Melodramas
BIS-1412 CD
 €15
The Essential SIBELIUS
BIS-1697 CD
15 CDs for the price of 4
 €60
Sibelius - Complete Piano Music, Vol.3
BIS-1272 CD
 €15
Sibelius - Complete Piano Quartets
BIS-1182 CD
 €15
Sibelius - Complete Piano Trios, Vol.2
BIS-1292 CD
 €15
Sibelius Soundtrack
BIS-1295 CD
 €15
Sibelius - Complete Piano Trios, Vol.1
BIS-1282 CD
 €15
Sibelius - Youth Production for Solo Piano, Vol.2
BIS-1202 CD
 €15
Finntastic - Musical Souvenirs from Finland
BIS-1277 CD
 €15
Sibelius - Youth Production for Solo Piano, Vol.1
BIS-1067 CD
 €15
Sibelius - Complete Youth Production for Violin and Piano, Vol.2
BIS-1023 CD
 €15
Sibelius - Complete Youth Production for Violin and Piano, Vol.1
BIS-1022 CD
 €15
Forsman - Piano Sonatas
BIS-902 CD
 €15
Sibelius - Music for Cello and Piano
BIS-817 CD
 €15
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