Richard Wagner: Prelude to "Parsifal" Act I WWV 111
Robert Schumann: Piano Concerto in A minor op. 54
Igor Stravinsky: "Petrushka" - Burlesque in four pictures
Look into the Kaleidoscope
Time for a breath of fresh air at the concert grand! Víkingur Ólafsson is a pianist who doesn't want to fit into any scheme. Full of the desire to experiment, with a passion for the musically offbeat and with a determined urge to share his refreshing insights with the audience, he has made his way to the very top of the international piano scene. He is in demand like few other performers in his field at the moment. The New York Times ennobled the exceptional pianist as the "Glen Gould of Iceland". Indeed, his playing is as analytical as it is light, deeply thought-out and lively. For his Pro Arte debut in Frankfurt, Ólafsson brings with him Schumann's Piano Concerto, one of the key works of the Romantic period. Together with the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra and its principal conductor Edward Gardner, he opens up new perspectives on the masterpiece and provides a deep insight into the multifaceted kaleidoscope of his remarkable artistic personality.