Roope Gröndahl
Finland, °1989
 
PIANO 2013 : Laureate
Roope Gröndahl first studied at the Helsinki Conservatory, before attending the Sibelius Academy, where he studied under Matti Raekallio and, later, Liisa Pohjola. In 2014, he completed his studies at the Royal Academy of Music in London, under Christopher Elton. He has performed with the leading Finnish orchestras (Radio Symphony Orchestra, Tampere Philharmonic, and Lahti Symphony Orchestra) and is a regular guest at chamber music festivals in Finland and Norway. He has given a number of recitals in London (St John’s Smith Square, Steinway Hall), in Europe, in China, and in the United States. He is a laureate of the Maj Lind (Helsinki, 2007) and Eurovision Young Musicians (Vienna, 2008) competitions and has been awarded the Harriet Cohen Bach Prize (London, 2012). An active chamber musician, Roope Gröndahl has performed with artists such as Pekka Kuusisto, Ilya Gringolts and Steven Isserlis at the Helsinki Festival and Kuhmo Chamber Music Festival, and received guidance from Emanuel Ax and Ralf Gothóni.

Teachers

Christopher Elton (2010-2013), Liisa Pohjola (2006-2011), Matti Raekallio (2005-2008)

Degrees

Bachelor of Music, Sibelius Academy (2011)
Video
Final 2013 : Roope Gröndahl
Semi-final 2013: Roope Gröndahl - concerto
Semi-final 2013: Roope Gröndahl - recital
Audio
Programme
Final (28/05/2013)
Ludwig van Beethoven Sonata n. 24 in F sharp major op. 78
Michel Petrossian In the Wake of Ea
Johannes Brahms Concerto n. 1 in D minor op. 15
Roope Gröndahl, piano
National Orchestra of Belgium, dir. Marin Alsop
Semi-final

Récital (15/05/2013)

Frederic Rzewski Dream
Johannes Brahms 8 Klavierstücke op. 76
Aleksandr Skryabin Sonata n. 10 op. 70
Roope Gröndahl, piano

Concerto (18/05/2013)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Concerto n. 27 in B flat major KV 595
Roope Gröndahl, piano
Orchestre Royal de Chambre de Wallonie, dir. Michael Hofstetter
First round (08/05/2013)
Johann Sebastian Bach Prelude and Fugue n. 8 in D sharp minor BWV 877
Franz Schubert Allegro vivace (Sonata in D major op. 53 D 850)
Aleksandr Skryabin Deux poèmes op. 32
Fryderyk Chopin Etude in B minor op. 25/10
Roope Gröndahl, piano
Piano 2020 postponed to May 2021
How the competition unfolds
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