Steinway Spiriocast

Vikingur Ólafsson

Encore from Steinway Spirio Studio, Hamburg

Thursday, December 28
10:00AM PT | 1:00 PM ET | 19:00 CET 

Program approximately 30 minutes.


Acclaimed pianist Vikingur Ólafsson performs from the Steinway Spirio Studio in Hamburg. His new album, From Afar, threads music from his musical past and childhood, and is featured in this program.


Le Rappel des Oiseaux

Organ Sonata No. 4, BWV 528: II. Andante Adagio (transcr. By August Stradal)

Snorri Sigfús Birgisson
Where Life and Death May Dwell (Icelandic Folk Song)

Sigvaldi Kaldalóns
Ave María (arr. Ólafsson)

Laudate Dominum (from Vespers, K. 339) (arr. Ólafsson)

The Arts and the Hours



Pianist Víkingur Ólafsson has made a profound impact with his remarkable combination of highest level musicianship and visionary programmes. His recordings for Deutsche Grammophon - Philip Glass Piano Works (2017), Johann Sebastian Bach (2018), Debussy Rameau (2020) and Mozart & Contemporaries (2021) - captured the public and critical imagination and led to album streams of over 260 million. The Daily Telegraph called him “The new superstar of classical piano” while the New York Times dubbed him “Iceland’s Glenn Gould.”

Now one of the most sought-after artists of today, Ólafsson’s multiple awards include Gramophone magazine’s 2019 Artist of the Year, Opus Klassik Solo Recording Instrumental (twice) and Album of the Year at the 2019 BBC Music Magazine Awards.

Ólafsson continues to perform with the world’s leading orchestras and as artist in residence at the top concert halls and festivals. He also works with some of today’s greatest composers.

A captivating communicator both on and off stage, Ólafsson’s significant talent extends to broadcast, having presented several of his own series for television and radio. He was artist in residence for three months on BBC Radio 4’s flagship arts programme, Front Row. Broadcasting live during lockdown from an empty Harpa concert hall in Reykjavík, he reached millions of listeners around the world.


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