Rosendal Kammermusikkfestival 2021

Víkingur Ólafsson


Pianist Víkingur Ólafsson’s remarkable originality and powerful musical conviction have seen him, in just a few years, take the music world by storm to become one of the most sought-after artists of today.

Ólafsson made an unforgettable impact with the release of his two albums, Philip Glass Piano Works and Johann Sebastian Bach on Deutsche Grammophon, for whom he is an exclusive recording artist. Praised for revealing new possibilities within the music, Johann Sebastian Bach – featuring diverse original compositions and transcriptions, including Ólafsson’s own – has appeared in multiple best albums of the year lists, was named one of the greatest ever Bach recordings in Gramophone, won Best Instrumental and Album of the Year at the BBC Music Magazine Awards 2019, and was named Artist of the Year at the Gramophone Awards 2019. Ólafsson’s previous album, Philip Glass Piano Works was an equal success and saw him named “Iceland’s Glenn Gould” by the New York Times and «breathtakingly brilliant pianist» by Gramophone. Ólafsson’s anticipated next album will be launched in the 2019-20 season, with recitals across Europe and Japan.

Ólafsson’s coming seasons are marked by a series of high-profile international artist residencies at some of the world’s top concert halls. This begins in 2019-20 at Berlin Konzerthaus with fourteen performances over eleven different projects. This season will also see Ólafsson give the French première of John Adams’ Piano Concerto No.2 with Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France (John Adams), as well as concerts with Konzerthausorchester Berlin (Christoph Eschenbach), Hallé (Klaus Mäkelä), Hong Kong Philharmonic (Jaap van Zweden), Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra (Ed Gardner), San Diego Symphony (Rafael Payare), and Iceland Symphony Orchestra (Daníel Bjarnason).

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Festival forestillinger i 2021

Beethoven: Klaversonate nr. 7 i D-dur, op. 10 nr. 3 (1798)
Kristian Bezuidenhout (hammerklaver)

Beethoven: Adagio for mandolin og klaver i Ess-dur, WoO 43 nr. 2 (1796)
Avi Avital (mandolin), Víkingur Ólafsson (klaver)

Beethoven: Sonatine for mandolin og klaver i C-dur, WoO 44 nr. 1 (1796)
Avi Avital (mandolin), Víkingur Ólafsson (klaver)

Beethoven: Klavertrio i B-dur, op. 11 (siste sats: Tema con variazioni) (1797)
Björn Nyman (klarinett), Jakob Koranyi (cello), Leif Ove Andsnes (klaver)

Ketil Hvoslef: Beethoven Trio (1997)
Björn Nyman (klarinett), Jakob Koranyi (cello), Leif Ove Andsnes (klaver)


Beethoven: Strykekvartett nr. 16 i F-dur, op. 135 (1826)
Quatuor Ébène

Beethoven: Strykekvartett nr. 11 i f-moll, op. 95 (1810)
Quatuor Ébène

Beethoven: Fiolinsonate nr. 10 i G-dur, op. 96 (1812)
Alina Ibragimova (fiolin), Kristian Bezuidenhout (hammerklaver)


Beethoven: Klavertrio i B-dur, op. 97 (1811)
Guro Kleven Hagen (fiolin), Jakob Koranyi (cello), Víkingur Ólafsson (klaver)

Toru Takemitsu: Paths (in memoriam Witold Lutosławski) (1994)
Håkan Hardenberger (trompet)

Beethoven: Große Fuge op. 134 for klaver fire hender (1825)
Víkingur Ólafsson (klaver), Leif Ove Andsnes (klaver)

J. S. Bach transk. György Kurtág: 3 Koralen preludier
Víkingur Ólafsson (klaver), Jonathan Biss (klaver)

Hindemith: Trompetsonate (1939)
Håkan Hardenberger (trompet), Leif Ove Andsnes (klaver)


Beethoven: Strykekvartett nr. 14 i ciss-moll, op. 131 (1826)
Quatuor Ébène

J. S. Bach arr. for mandolin av Avi Avital: Chaconne fra Partita nr 2. BWV 1004 (1717 - 1720)
Avi Avital (mandolin)

Beethoven: Bagatelle i Ess-dur, Op. 126, Nos. 1, 5 & 6 (1823-1824)
Víkingur Ólafsson (klaver)

Rolf Wallin: Realismos Magicos (2014)
Colin Currie (perkusjon)

Vivaldi arr. Avital: Konsert for lutt i D-dur, RV. 93 (1730 - 1731)
Avi Avital (mandolin), Guro Kleven Hagen (fiolin), N.N. (fiolin), Henninge Landaas (bratsj), Jakob Koranyi (cello), Karol Ciesluk (kontrabass), Kristian Bezuidenhout (cembalo)

Lene Grenager: Utdrag fra Mixed Handedness for solocello (2017)
Lene Grenager (cello)

Beethoven: Folkesanger
Christiane Karg (sopran), Guro Kleven Hagen (fiolin), Jakob Koranyi (cello), Jonathan Biss (klaver)

Beethoven: Klavertrio nr. 3 i c-moll, op. 1 nr. 3 (1795)
Alina Ibragimova (fiolin), Christian Poltéra (cello), Leif Ove Andsnes (klaver)

Lene Grenager: Kvartett (2005)
Björn Nyman (klarinett), Guro Kleven Hagen (fiolin), Jakob Koranyi (cello), Leif Ove Andsnes (klaver)

Beethoven: Klaversonate nr. 32 i c-moll, op. 111 (1821 - 1822)
Víkingur Ólafsson (klaver)