The Gilmore

Filmed over the course of four years award-winning director Phil Grabsky follows leading concert pianist Leif Ove Andsnes’s [1998 Gilmore Artist] attempt to understand and interpret some of the greatest sets of works for piano ever written: Beethoven’s five piano concertos.

As one of the top pianists performing today, Leif Ove Andsnes offers rare insights into the mind of a world-class pianist and access to his personal and professional life. Against the wonderful background of Andsnes playing these five pieces, we also peel back the many myths of Beethoven’s life from being a prodigious talent in Vienna, to the greatest composer alive by the time he wrote the fifth concerto.

A Beethoven Journey was directed by Phil Grabsky and is 92 minutes long.

  • Denise Tucker

    Love Beethoven and loved this film! This was my first time seeing a film as part of the Gilmore festival but it felt like part concert experience and part getting to intimately know the artists (both Beethoven and Leif). Thanks for bringing this film to the festival.

    Denise T., Portage, MI