Performers:Víkingur Ólafsson (piano, Iceland)
Mozart, Haydn, C.Ph.E.Bach, Cimarosa, Galuppi
Víkingur Ólafsson is one of the greatest stars in today’s world of pianism. He is superlatively appreciated for exceptional performances, pioneering concert programming and importance in the media coverage of the today´s music world. The Daily Telegraph called Ólafsson “a superstar of new-age pianism,” the New York Times added: “Iceland’s Glenn Gould” and “breathlessly brilliant” added Gramophone.
Ólafsson performs with leading orchestras and is a resident artist in the world’s greatest concert halls and festivals. He works with highly regarded contemporary composers, both performing and recording new works.
As a very good communicator both on stage and in life, Ólafsson is a popular creator of radio and TV content with a huge following. His recordings of Reykjavík’s extraordinarily beautiful but empty Harpa concert hall have found millions of viewers-listeners around the world.
In Estonia, the concert programme prepared by Ólafsson is based on the works of Mozart and his contemporary composers.