Multi-award-winning Icelandic artist Víkingur Ólafsson (Iceland Symphony Orchestra’s Artist in Residence) performs piano concertos conducted by their composers, Thomas Adès, Daníel Bjarnason and John Adams
Anyone seeking good news about classical music should look to Iceland. The Nordic island nation’s commitment to music education continues to produce composers and performers with international reach and an enthusiastic audience for their work. The Iceland Symphony Orchestra is set to celebrate the artistry and creative enterprise of one of Iceland’s best-known musicians, Víkingur Ólafsson, at Harpa in their home city of Reykjavík. The critically acclaimed pianist’s run as Artist in Residence, part of the orchestra’s compelling 2021-22 season, reflects his vision of classical music as a vibrant, living artform.