Rosendal Chamber Music Festival 2024

Enrico Pace


Enrico Pace was born in Rimini, Italy. He studied piano with Franco Scala at the Rossini Conservatory, Pesaro, where he graduated in Conducting and Composition too, and later at the Accademia Pianistica “Incontri col Maestro”, Imola.

Jacques De Tiège was a valued mentor.

Winning the Utrecht International Franz Liszt Piano Competition in 1989 marked the beginning of his international career.

Since then Enrico Pace has toured extensively, performing in cities such as Amsterdam (Concertgebouw), Milan (Sala Verdi and Teatro alla Scala), Rome, Berlin, London (Wigmore Hall, Barbican Centre),Paris, Madrid, Munich, Salzburg, Prague, Korea, Japan and various cities in US and South America.

Enrico Pace greatly enjoys chamber music and has played with violinists Liza Ferschtman, Akiko Suwanai, Kristóf Barati, Mihaela Martin, Antje Weithaas, Ragnhild Hemsing and A. Conunova;  cellists Frans Helmerson, Sung-Won Yang, Daniel Müller-Schott, Julian Steckel and clarinetist Sharon Kam. He participates regularly in chamber music festivals and has visited Delft, Moritzburg, Risør, Kuhmo, Stresa, Verbier, Stavanger, Lucerne, Rheingau, Schleswig-Holstein  among others.

Enrico Pace enjoys a long term partnership with violinist Leonidas

Kavakos: with him he recorded the complete Beethoven Sonatas for piano and violin.

With violinist Frank Peter Zimmermann he recorded  the six Sonatas for violin and piano BWV 1014-1019 by J.S. Bach for Sony Classical.

In 2011 the label Piano Classics released his solo recording of Franz Liszt’s Annéees de pèlerinage “Suisse” and “Italie”.

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Festival Performances Year 2024

Ketil Hvoslef: Hardingtrio (1995)
Hilde Haraldsen Sveen (soprano), Håkon Asheim (hardanger fiddle), Leif Ove Andsnes (piano)

Opening speech

Beethoven: Sonata for piano and violin No. 9 in A major, Op. 47 "Kreutzer"
Antje Weithaas (violin), Enrico Pace (piano)


Beethoven: String Quartet No. 7 in F major, Op. 59, No. 1
Quatuor van Kuijk

Marius Neset: Morning Mist
Marius Neset (saxophone)

Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 21 in C major, Op. 53 "Waldstein"
Enrico Pace (piano)


Beethoven: Lieder
Dorothea Röschmann (soprano), Leif Ove Andsnes (piano)

Beethoven: Fantasia for piano, Op.77
Enrico Pace (piano)

Beethoven: 7 Variations on 'Bei Männern, welche Liebe fühlen', WoO 46
Tanja Tetzlaff (cello), Sveinung Bjelland (piano)

Marius Neset: Spring Dance
Ingrid Søfteland Neset (flute), Marius Neset (saxophone)

Marius Neset: A Day in the Sparrow's Life
Ingrid Søfteland Neset (flute), Marius Neset (saxophone), Sveinung Bjelland (piano)

Beethoven: Bagatelle in A-flat major, Op. 33, No. 7
Leif Ove Andsnes (fortepiano)

Beethoven: Bagatelle No. 25 in A minor, WoO 59 "Für Elise"
Leif Ove Andsnes (fortepiano)

Ketil Hvoslef: String Quartet No. 3 (1998)
Quatuor van Kuijk

Beethoven: Sonata for piano and cello No. 2 in G minor, Op. 5, No. 2
Christian Poltéra (cello), Enrico Pace (piano)

Beethoven: Folke Songs
Dorothea Röschmann (sopran0), Antje Weithaas (violin), Tanja Tetzlaff (cello), Víkingur Ólafsson (piano)


Marius Neset: Who We Are (2020) commisioned by the Rosendal Chamber Music Festival
Ingrid Søfteland Neset (flute), Marius Neset (saxophone), Christian Poltéra (cello), Leif Ove Andsnes (piano)

Beethoven: Piano Trio in E-flat major, Op. 70, No. 2
Alina Ibragimova (violin), Christian Poltéra (cello), Enrico Pace (piano)