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Piano Recital by Víkingur Ólafsson

11 June - 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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World-renowned Icelandic pianist Víkingur Ólafsson will visit Hong Kong in June to stage a recital in the Great Music 2024, presented by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD). He will perform one work, the Bach classic “Goldberg Variations, BWV 988”, in an interpretation accomplished with technical virtuosity and unique musical perspective, while showcasing his extraordinary charm.

Ólafsson dedicated his 2023/24 season to a “Goldberg Variations” world tour, and brought Bach’s masterpiece to major concert halls around the world, including London’s Southbank Centre, New York’s Carnegie Hall, Wiener Konzerthaus, Philharmonie de Paris and Tokyo’s Suntory Hall, to name a few. This time, he will stage his performance at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre to share this iconic work of Bach with music fans in the city.

As one of the most sought-after musicians of today, Ólafsson has a remarkable piano technique, with an unusual vision in arranging repertoire. His multiple awards include Opus Klassik Instrumentalist of the Year and Confederation of Scandinavian Societies’ International Nordic Person of the Year in 2023, a Rolf Schock Prize for Music in 2022, Gramophone’s Artist of the Year in 2019 and more.

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