It is not hard to understand why the New York Times called Víkingur Ólafsson, who at the young age of 39 already has many years of world fame behind him, "Iceland's Glenn Gould” - as the comparison is easily explained by the pianist's exquisite instrumental skills, perfectionism, sensitive taste and penchant for exploring the unusual. To live up to the analogy, it is hardly surprising that the time has come in his career to perform the legendary piece which, when interpreted by the Canadian pianist, became one of the most well-known piano recordings: Bach's Goldberg Variations.
The concert will be preceded from 6.30 pm by an introductory presentation in Hungarian entitled Prologue, by musicologist Gergely Fazekas, where concert ticket holders will be invited to get to know the performing musicians and the works to be performed more closely.
Presented by: Müpa Budapest
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