Recital Vikingur Ólafsson

Víkingur Ólafsson

Mozart | Haydn | C.P.E. Bach et al.

Sat, 27.08. | 16.00

KKL Luzern, Concert Hall

Tickets as from 29.3. | 12

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Summer Festival

09.08.-11.09. 2022




    “Mozart and His Contemporaries”

    Baldassare Galuppi (1706–1785)
    Andante spiritoso from the Piano Sonata No. 9 in F minor
    Wolfgang Amadé Mozart (1756–1791)
    Rondo in F major, K. 494
    Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach (1714–1788)
    Rondo in D minor, Wq 61 Nr. 4
    Domenico Cimarosa (1749–1801)
    Sonata No. 42 in D minor, arranged for piano by Víkingur Ólafsson
    Wolfgang Amadé Mozart (1756–1791)
    Fantasy in D minor, K. 397 (385g)
    Rondo in D major, K. 485
    Domenico Cimarosa (1749–1801)
    Sonata No. 55 in A minor, arranged for piano by Víkingur Ólafsson
    Joseph Haydn (1732–1809)
    Piano Sonata in B minor, Hob. XVI:32
    Wolfgang Amadé Mozart (1756–1791)
    Gigue in G major, K. 574
    Piano Sonata in C major, K. 545
    Adagio ma non troppo from the String Quintet in G minor, K. 516, arranged for piano by Vìkingur Ólafsson
    Baldassare Galuppi (1706–1785)
    Larghetto from the Piano Sonata No. 34 in C minor
    Wolfgang Amadé Mozart (1756–1791)
    Piano Sonata in C minor, K. 457
    Adagio in B minor, K. 540
    Franz Liszt (1811–1886)
    Ave verum corpus de Mozart, S 461

    This concert has no intermission

    Víkingur Ólafsson

    Víkingur Ólafsson, who was born in 1984 in Reykjavík, started receiving lessons at an early age from his mother, a piano teacher, and continued his training in his native country with Erla Stefánsdóttir and Péter Máté. He was a student of Robert McDonald and Jerome Lowenthal at the Juilliard School in New York, where he graduated with his master’s degree in 2008. In 2009 he founded his own record label, Dirrindí, through which he has released works by Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, Chopin, and Schubert. Since the start of his career, Víkingur Ólafsson has collaborated with numerous contemporary composers, including Philip Glass, whose piano works appear on a CD he released in 2017. This recording launched his relationship with Deutsche Grammophon, and he has since released two highly acclaimed Bach CDs on the yellow label, which led the New York Times to dub him “Iceland’s Glenn Gould.” Víkingur Ólafsson has to date worked with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Philharmonia Orchestra, the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, and the NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra; he was also invited by the Berlin Philharmonic to give a recital at the Philharmonie. In the 2019-20 season, he is artist-in-residence at the Konzerthaus Berlin, where he is scheduled to perform piano concertos by Adès, Schu-mann, Bjarnason, and Mozart, as well as chamber music with the clarinetist Martin Fröst and the baritone Florian Boesch. He will additionally appear with the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra, the Hallé Orchestra, the Hong Kong Philharmonic, and the Bergen Philharmonic. Víkingur Ólafsson is the host and producer of Útúrdúr, an Icelandic television series on classical music. He is artistic director of Reykjavík Summer Music and was named Artist of the Year at the Gramophone Awards 2019.

    October 2019

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