Aug 1 at 18.30 Severin von Eckardstein


Friday 1 August 2024 6.30 pm
Severin von Eckardstein
Serlachius Kivijärvi Hall
58/45 €

”Let’s face it, Severin von Eckardstein is the greatest German pianist since the legendary Wilhelm Kempff. A gigantic repertoire at the age of 44, often off the beaten track; phenomenal virtuosity; a ductile touch and unheard-of colours that burst forth, at the service of a performer who is inhabited, humble and profound, who takes hold of the work, deploying his thoughts, his intuitions, his sense of architecture and narrative.” – L’OBS, Le Classique de Cassard

Severin von Eckardstein is one of the most respected piano artists of his generation. In Mänttä he will be remembered for some of the most stirring concerts in the festival’s history. This year, Eckardstein comes to Mänttä for the fourth time. 

In the spirit of the early days of the festival, his concert programme will include both familiar favourites and a colourful collection of rarely heard gems of piano music. To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Mänttä Music Festival, Eckardstein has chosen to include Finnish piano music in his programme, with works by Ilmari Hannikainen.


Ilmari Hannikainen (1892–1955): Impressions op. 11b (1915/16)
Calme du soir
Une question
La première neige

Johannes Brahms: Ballade op. 10 Nr. 1

Carl Nielssen: Theme and variations op. 40


Nikolaj Medtner / von Eckardstein:
from Suite-Vocalise op. 41/2 (1931) 
Nr. 5  Was der Dichter spricht

Nikolaj Medtner: Romantische Skizzen für die Jugend op. 54 (1933)
Nr. 3 Prelude (Tempo di Sarabanda)
Nr. 4 Märchen (Scherzo)
Nr. 7 Prelude (Hymne)
Nr. 8 Märchen (Der Bettler)

Ludwig van Beethoven: Sonate no 32 op. 111 in c-minor
I Maestoso – Allegro con brio ed appassionato
II Arietta – Adagio molto semplice e cantabile

Artistic Director of the Mänttä Music Festival Niklas Pokki introduces the concert in the Serlachius Kivijärvi Hall at 18:00 (in Finnish). Estimated starting time of the intermission is 19:10. The concert ends approximately at 20:20.

Concert tickets

  • 58 €/ticket: adults
  • 45 €/discount ticket: students, children at the ages of 7-17 (under 7s for free), pensioners, conscripts, unemployed, member of Mäntän Musiikkijuhlien Tuki ry, member of Pianopedagogit ry
  • group ticket for a minimum of 10 people (-10 % from normal price)
  • group ticket for a minimum of 10 pensioners (-10 % from reduced price)

The booking calendar reduces the group ticket price automatically when you book at least for 10 people/price category. Paying with a cultural or recreational benefit is not possible.

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Intermission Refreshments at Autere Cottage

The traditional and cozy cottage in the art museum’s yard serves as intermission café. Book in advance and enjoy chanterelle pie or chocolate pastry, 9,60 €/person. Coffee or tea is included. Other beverages and pastries are also available on the spot.

Ticket refund

Mänttä Music Festival concert tickets cannot be exchanged or returned.

However, if a concert is cancelled or the artist or date of the concert is changed, you can return the ticket or use the equivalent amount to buy a ticket for another Mänttä Music Festival concert. This is subject to the availability of tickets for the alternative concert.

Mänttä Music Festival reserves the right to make changes to the programme and venue. Concert duration is approximate.



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