Víkingur Ólafsson

Pianist. Born 14 February 1984
Víkingur Ólafsson
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1984-02-14
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Víkingur Ólafsson

Víkingur Ólafsson Biography (Wikipedia)

Víkingur Ólafsson (born 14 February 1984) is an Icelandic pianist.

He has performed with leading orchestras in Europe and America, including Los Angeles Philharmonic, Philharmonia Orchestra, Minnesota Orchestra, Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, and with conductors including Thomas Adès, Esa-Pekka Salonen and Santtu-Matias Rouvali. He has won numerous awards for his playing, including Album of the Year at the 2019 BBC Music Magazine Awards for his ground-breaking album Johann Sebastian Bach.

Víkingur's album Philip Glass Piano Works saw him named “Iceland’s Glenn Gould” by the New York Times, "breathtakingly brilliant pianist" by Gramophone magazine, , and Le Monde herald his "volcanic temperament, great virtuosity, taste for challenges."

Víkingur was the soloist in the opening concert of Harpa in Reykjavík, playing Edvard Grieg's A-minor piano concerto with the Iceland Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Vladimir Ashkenazy.

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Víkingur Ólafsson
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Johann Sebastian Bach
Widerstehe doch der Sünde, BWV 54
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Widerstehe doch der Sünde, BWV 54
Johann Sebastian Bach
Widerstehe doch der Sünde (Cantata BWV.54)
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Widerstehe doch der Sünde (Cantata BWV.54)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Piano Sonata in B flat major (K.570) (1789)
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Piano Sonata in B flat major (K.570) (1789)
Johann Sebastian Bach
Nun komm der Heiden Heiland, Chorale Prelude BWV 659 (Trans. Ferruccio Busoni)
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Nun komm der Heiden Heiland, Chorale Prelude BWV 659 (Trans. Ferruccio Busoni)
Johann Sebastian Bach
Gavotte (Violin Partita No.3. BWV.1006)
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Gavotte (Violin Partita No.3. BWV.1006)
Philip Glass
Etude no. 2 for piano
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Etude no. 2 for piano
Igor Stravinsky
Souvenir d'une marche boche
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Souvenir d'une marche boche
Frédéric Chopin
24 Preludes Op 28 - No 24 in D minor
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24 Preludes Op 28 - No 24 in D minor
Edmund Finnis
4 Duets: No. 4, -
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4 Duets: No. 4, -
Víkingur Ólafsson
Bach - Organ Sonata (feat. Víkingur Ólafsson)
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Bach - Organ Sonata (feat. Víkingur Ólafsson)
Víkingur Ólafsson
For Johann
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For Johann
Johann Sebastian Bach
Prelude and fugue; Das Wohltemperierte Klavier, bk.1 no. 5 (BWV.850) in D major
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Prelude and fugue; Das Wohltemperierte Klavier, bk.1 no. 5 (BWV.850) in D major
Johann Sebastian Bach
Prelude in G Major
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Prelude in G Major
Johann Sebastian Bach
Sonata no. 4 in E minor BWV.528 transc. for piano: 2nd movement; Adagio
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Sonata no. 4 in E minor BWV.528 transc. for piano: 2nd movement; Adagio
Johann Sebastian Bach
Organ Sonata No.4, BWV528 : II. Andante (Adagio)
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Organ Sonata No.4, BWV528 : II. Andante (Adagio)
Johann Sebastian Bach
Fugue (Fantasia & Fugue in A minor, BWV 904)
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Fugue (Fantasia & Fugue in A minor, BWV 904)
Johann Sebastian Bach
Cantata no 54 BWV 54
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Cantata no 54 BWV 54
Johann Sebastian Bach
Fugue in A minor BWV 904
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Fugue in A minor BWV 904
Johann Sebastian Bach
Fantasia in A minor BWV 904
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Fantasia in A minor BWV 904
Johann Sebastian Bach
Widerstehe doch der Sunde
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Widerstehe doch der Sunde
Johann Sebastian Bach
Ich ruf zu dir Herr Jesu Christ - Chorale Prelude BWV 639
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Ich ruf zu dir Herr Jesu Christ - Chorale Prelude BWV 639
Philip Glass
Etude No.14 for piano
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Etude No.14 for piano
Johann Sebastian Bach
Fantasia AND Fugue in A minor BWV904
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Fantasia AND Fugue in A minor BWV904
Philip Glass
Glassworks (Opening)
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Glassworks (Opening)
Johann Sebastian Bach
'Widerstehe doch der Sünde, BWV54 (transcribed Ólafsson)
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'Widerstehe doch der Sünde, BWV54 (transcribed Ólafsson)
Johann Sebastian Bach
Chorale Prelude, BWV734 'Nun freut euch, lieben Christen g'mein'
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Chorale Prelude, BWV734 'Nun freut euch, lieben Christen g'mein'
Johann Sebastian Bach
Prelude and Fughetta in G major, BWV902: Prelude
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Prelude and Fughetta in G major, BWV902: Prelude
Johann Sebastian Bach
Organ Sonata No. 4, BWV 528 (2nd mvt)
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Organ Sonata No. 4, BWV 528 (2nd mvt)
Philip Glass
Etude No. 14
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Etude No. 14
Johann Sebastian Bach
Prelude and Fugue in C minor, BWV 847 (Well-tempered Clavier, Book 1)
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Prelude and Fugue in C minor, BWV 847 (Well-tempered Clavier, Book 1)
Johann Sebastian Bach
Partita No.3 in E major for Solo Violin, BWV 1006: II. Gavotte
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Partita No.3 in E major for Solo Violin, BWV 1006: II. Gavotte
Johann Sebastian Bach
Organ Sonata, BWV 528: II. Andante
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Organ Sonata, BWV 528: II. Andante
Johann Sebastian Bach
Sinfonia in B minor
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Sinfonia in B minor
Philip Glass
Etudes Nos.6 & 5
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Etudes Nos.6 & 5
Johann Sebastian Bach
Aria from Cantata BWV.54 Widerstehe doch der Sunde
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Aria from Cantata BWV.54 Widerstehe doch der Sunde
Johann Sebastian Bach
Ich Ruf' Zu Dir, Herr Jesu Christ - Chorale-Prelude Bwv.639 For Organ
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Ich Ruf' Zu Dir, Herr Jesu Christ - Chorale-Prelude Bwv.639 For Organ
Johann Sebastian Bach
Prelude And Fugue in C Minor from 'The Well Tempered Clavier, Book 1', BWV847
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Prelude And Fugue in C Minor from 'The Well Tempered Clavier, Book 1', BWV847
Johann Sebastian Bach
Gavotte from Violin Partita No. 3 in E Major BWV1006
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Gavotte from Violin Partita No. 3 in E Major BWV1006
Johann Sebastian Bach
Sinfonia No.15 BWV.801
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Sinfonia No.15 BWV.801
Johann Sebastian Bach
Invention no. 15 in B Minor BWV.786
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Invention no. 15 in B Minor BWV.786
Johann Sebastian Bach
Partita No. 6 in E Minor BWV.830 For Keyboard
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Partita No. 6 in E Minor BWV.830 For Keyboard
Alessandro Marcello
Adagio of Keyboard Concerto, BWV.974 (transc. from Marcello's Oboe Concerto in D minor)
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Adagio of Keyboard Concerto, BWV.974 (transc. from Marcello's Oboe Concerto in D minor)
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