Artist Spotlight: Víkingur Ólafsson


BBC Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

Fri 21 Sep 2018 1.00pm - 2.00pm
Jerwood Hall, LSO St Luke's, London

J S BACH Partita No 6 in E minor BWV 830
J S BACH Adagio from Organ Sonata No 4 in E minor BWV 528 (arr Stradal)
J S BACH Invention No 15 in B minor BWV 786
J S BACH Sinfonia No 15 in B minor BWV 801
J S BACH Gavotte from Violin Partita No 3 in E major BWV 1006 (arr Rachmaninov)
J S BACH Prelude in B minor BWV 855a (arr Siloti)
J S BACH Prelude and Fugue in C minor from ‘The Well-Tempered Clavier’ Book 1 BWV 847
J S BACH Ich ruf zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ BWV 639 (arr Busoni)
J S BACH Aria from Cantata BWV 54, ‘Widerstehe doch der Sünde’ (arr Ólafsson)

Víkingur Ólafsson piano

Tickets: £14 (£12 concessions)
NB Unallocated seating

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On sale dates:
Online: Friday 2 February 2018 10am
By Phone: Wednesday 21 February 2018 10am
In Person: Wednesday 21 February 2018 10am

Part of 2018/19 Season

Please note that finish times are approximate and subject to change.

Pianist Víkingur Ólafsson takes the focus in this Artist Spotlight recital, exploring the intricate complexities of Bach’s solo music for keyboard.

Ólafsson is the third soloist in BBC Radio 3’s Artist Spotlight series, which invites four leading performers to show us what they’re all about through an hour of music. With a reputation for performances that are lit up by equal parts imagination and talent – he was described as ‘Iceland’s Glenn Gould’ by The New York Times, founded his own record label and directs three festivals – he brings his singular vision to Bach’s keyboard music.


Recorded for future broadcast on BBC Radio 3

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