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Víkingur Ólafsson, Piano

Princeton University Concerts Debut


Sunday, November 20, 2022, 3:00 PM EST


Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall


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Ólafsson’s interpretations inhabit a unique, distinct and extraordinary world all their own.”


Concert Classics Series

Paderewski Memorial Concert

About the Event

In one of the most highly-anticipated debuts in PUC’s recent history, Icelandic sensation Víkingur Ólafsson—“the new superstar of the piano” (The Telegraph)—brings his trademark ability to breathe new life into classical convention with a program that is sure to transform how you think about and experience Mozart’s music. As part of Ólafsson’s vision to “see all music as contemporary music,” he invites us to rediscover this legendary composer by ingeniously setting his work within the framework of his contemporaries. It is no wonder that the recent Deutsche Grammophon recording of this completely hypnotizing and enlightening program has topped international charts, been streamed over two hundred million times, and won prestigious awards. To hear it live, conveyed through the sublime artistry of this young phenomenon, promises to be nothing short of revelatory.  

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Víkingur Ólafsson Piano


  • "Mozart & Contemporaries"

    Andante spiritoso from Keyboard Sonata in F Minor

    Larghetto from Keyboard Sonata in C Minor

  • Mozart

    Rondo in F Major, K. 494

    Fantasy in D Minor, K. 397

    Rondo in D Major, K. 485

    Gigue, K. 574

    Piano Sonata in C Major, K. 545

    Adagio from String Quintet in G Minor, K. 516 (arr. Víkingur Ólafsson)

    Piano Sonata in C Minor, K. 457

    Adagio in B Minor, K. 540

    Ave verum corpus, K. 618 (trans. Liszt)

  • C.P.E. BACH

    Rondo in D Minor, Wq. 61, No. 4


    “Prelude: Allegro” from String Quartet No. 1, Op. 57, “From the Salvation Army”

    Keyboard Sonata in A Minor (arr. Víkingur Ólafsson)

  • Haydn

    Piano Sonata in B Minor, Hob. XVI: 32

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