Aug 3 at 18.30 Pierre-Laurent Aimard

Mänttä Music Festival 2024

Saturday 3 August 2024 6.30 pm
Pierre-Laurent Aimard
Serlachius Kivijärvi Hall
58/45 €

“A brilliant musician and an extraordinary visionary” – Wall Street Journal

“To listen to Aimard in action is to feel the gears of a composition mesh in new ways. It’s to hear the urgency and beauty in music that might otherwise sound grating or remote.” – San Francisco Chronicle

Pierre-Laurent Aimard is one of the key figures in the music of our time, a true giant of piano music. His visionary concert programmes often combine music from different eras. In this way, he brings familiar works to the public’s ears in a new way and succeeds in bringing to life, in an extraordinary way, rarely heard treasures of the piano literature. His playing is characterised by a delicate, sonorous and supremely controlled touch, a sparkling expressiveness and a keen musical intelligence.

Aimard has influenced the piano music of our time perhaps more than any other performer. He was one of the founders of the groundbreaking Ensemble Intercontemporain, and has collaborated with Pierre Boulez, Olivier Messiaen, Karlheinz Stockhausen and many other great composers.  On the other hand, his numerous recordings of older music, including works by J.S. Bach, Franz Liszt and Claude Debussy, have also achieved great success.

Pierre-Laurent Aimard has put together his Mänttä programme inspired by the composer Arnold Schoenberg, who was born 150 years ago this year. Aimard presents the various dimensions of the composer by mirroring his works in the music of Brahms, Schumann, Scriabin and others.


Arnold Schönberg : Two Piano Pieces op. 33 A and B
Johannes Brahms : Intermezzi op. 118 Nr 1 , 2 and 4
Arnold Schönberg : Five Piano Pieces op. 23
Robert Schumann : Gesänge der Frühe


Alexander Scriabin : Piano Sonata Nr 9 “Black Mass”
Arnold Schönberg : Three Piano Pieces op. 11
Maurice Ravel : Gaspard de la Nuit

Artistic Director of the Mänttä Music Festival Niklas Pokki introduces the concert in the Serlachius Kivijärvi Hall at 18:00 (in Finnish). The concert ends approximately at 20:25.

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.

Book extra services

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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