Leif Ove Andsnes:

– Dette er mitt rom, dette er mitt språk

(Text: Magne Fonn Hafskor)

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Piano fingers with ease. At home with the virtuoso for an interview with Bergensmagasinet before the tour.

Andsnes is a big fan of Chopin. Here, in his attic in Bergen, Norway, he rehearses at his own piano for a performance of some of the great composer's work at the Chopin Festival 2018 in Warsaw, Poland.

Rehearsing with the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra and chief conductor Edward Gardner for the evening's performance at the architectural wonder that is the Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg, August 2018. The Bergen Philharmonic are the first Nordic Orchestra to ever perform at this stunning and much sought after concert venue for both musicians and audiences.

With Gardner arriving hours late from London due to one of the plane's engines catching fire, there is little time left before the concert. Musicians are on the edge of their seats hoping to complete a good rehearsal, at a speed that could rival The Flight Of The Bumblebee!

The river view from the Elbphilharmonie on a gloriously hot and sunny day.

A little extra practice in the dressing room at the Elb.

Ready to perform at the Chopin Festival at the Grand Theatre in Warsaw, August 2018.

A sudden request for a little autograph session after the concert in Warsaw.

Chief conductor Edward Gardner and pianist Leif Ove Andsnes share a giggle.

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