Håvard is a brilliant young musician who has established himself as one of Europe’s leading international pianists. His numerous awards and accolades include the European piano competition, the Steinway Prize and the prestigious Grieg Prize.

In this, his third album for The Naim Label, he plays Sonatas by Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven. Håvard's style and skill at interpretation never waver as he demonstrates the beautiful sound he elicits from the piano.

Håvard interprets the Sonatas from the three composers on this disc with warmth, passion and vitality in equal measures. Ken Christianson recorded this disc live and direct onto two-track tape, providing yet another opportunity from The Naim Label to hear a winning combination of musical and technical talent.

Gimse's projection of tone, judgment of rubato and control of colour are enthralling - Gramophone

Håvard Gimse is among the most eloquent and imaginative of Norwegian pianists - BBC Music Magazine