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Performer: Víkingur Ólafsson

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Audience returns to Amsterdam's Concertgebouw in pilot project

Icelandic pianist Víkingur Ólafsson makes his debut both with the conductor Paavo Järvi and the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra.
*****
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Together at last: Víkingur Ólafsson finally plays Grieg in Bergen

The finale of the Icelandic pianist's five-concert residency in the Bergen Philharmonic's Wintermezzo festival saw him play Grieg's Piano Concerto in A minor... this time in the same hall as the orchestra!
****1
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Víkingur Ólafsson's star shines in Manchester

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

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

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

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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