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Performer: Víkingur Ólafsson

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BarcelonaVíkingur Ólafsson: Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition

© Marco Borggreve
Debussy, Rameau, Mussorgsky
Víkingur Ólafsson, Piano

LondonÓlafsson plays Grieg

© Ari Magg
Grieg, Tchaikovsky
London Philharmonic Orchestra; Ken-Ichiro Kobayashi; Víkingur Ólafsson

LondonVíkingur Ólafsson: Pictures and Impressions

© Ari Magg
Debussy, Rameau, Mussorgsky
Víkingur Ólafsson, Piano

AmsterdamVíkingur Ólafsson & Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra: Grieg's Piano Concerto

© Ari Magg
Grieg, Nielsen
Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra; Edward Gardner; Víkingur Ólafsson

LondonMusic of Today: Vikingur Ólafsson

© Ari Magg
Sørensen, Finnis
Víkingur Ólafsson, Piano
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Víkingur Ólafsson's star shines in Manchester

Víkingur Ólafsson © Ari Magg
The Icelandic pianist joins The Hallé and conductor Klaus Mäkelä to deliver an excellent performance of Beethoven's First Piano Concerto at the Bridgewater Hall. 
*****
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Synergy and excitement from Gerhardt and Ólafsson

Alban Gerhardt © Kaupo Kikkas
A generous programme by Alban Gerhardt and Víkingur Ólafsson saw a tale of two halves, with the classical poise of the first half and the more extrovert showpieces of the second. 
***11
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Ticciati, Ólafsson and Shida Rigolo take their time at Kings Place

Miyoko Shida Rigolo © Miyoko Shida Rigolo
Hugo Ticciati and Víkingur Ólafsson explore notions of time, but a lesson in mindful performance comes from the gravity-defying Sanddorn Balance act.  
****1
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Víkingur Ólafsson Dazzles Istanbul With His Goldberg Variatons

Vikingur Olafsson © Ari Magg
Víkingur Ólafsson’s recordings were already positive cues going in, but I must admit, his performance of the Goldbergs exceeded my wildest expectations. 
*****
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Iceland Symphony Orchestra in Gothenburg

Víkingur Ólafsson © Ari Magg
The Iceland Symphony Orchestra's tour to the acoustically excellent Göteborgs konserthus in Sweden for a concert of Sibelius, Strauss and Thorvaldsdóttir was an obvious success, demonstrating an orchestral sound that deserves to be heard abroad more often. 
****1
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