Czech Chamber Music Society • Víkingur Ólafsson

Vikingur Ólafsson enjoyed the enthusiastic acclaim of listeners at his recent Czech Philharmonic debut. Now the Icelandic pianist has been invited for another concert, this time in a very intimate collaboration. At the last concert of our new recital series, he will play Johann Sebastian Bach’s Goldberg Variations.

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Johann Sebastian Bach 
Goldberg Variations, BWV 988


Víkingur Ólafsson piano

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Rudolfinum — Dvořák Hall

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After the concert we invite you to an aftertalk with Víkingur Ólafsson in the Dvořák Hall. The aftertalk will be held in English.

Host: David Mareček


Víkingur Ólafsson  piano

Víkingur Ólafsson

Pianist Víkingur Ólafsson has made a profound impact with his remarkable combination of highest level musicianship and visionary programmes. His recordings for Deutsche Grammophon – Philip Glass Piano Works (2017), Johann Sebastian Bach (2018), Debussy Rameau (2020) and Mozart & Contemporaries (2021) – captured the public and critical imagination and led to album streams of over 260 million. The Daily Telegraph called him “The new superstar of classical piano” while the New York Times dubbed him “Iceland’s Glenn Gould.”

Now one of the most sought-after artists of today, Ólafsson’s multiple awards include Gramophone magazine’s 2019 Artist of the Year, Opus Klassik Solo Recording Instrumental (twice) and Album of the Year at the 2019 BBC Music Magazine Awards. Ólafsson continues to perform with the worldʼs leading orchestras and as artist in residence at the top concert halls and festivals. He also works with some of today’s greatest composers.

A captivating communicator both on and off stage, Ólafsson’s significant talent extends to broadcast, having presented several of his own series for television and radio. He was artist in residence for three months on BBC Radio 4’s flagship arts programme, Front Row. Broadcasting live during lockdown from an empty Harpa concert hall in Reykjavík, he reached millions of listeners around the world.