Víkingur Ólafsson was among the talented musicians that performed in 45th Istanbul Music Festival last month. He is a passionate performer with a rare-found virtuosity and a pianist that has won a lot of awards in his home country Iceland, yet it was not until this year that I discovered him. It happened when the festival announced its lineup, just a few weeks after his latest album was out with Deutsche Grammophon label, Piano Works of Philip Glass. As if listening to one genius composer’s notes with his interpretation for months was not enough, Víkingur Ólafsson’s Istanbul recital was a magical night of another genius composer’s notes, Johann Sebastian Bach’s Goldberg Variations. Just a day before listening to his Bach interpretation in 45th Istanbul Music Festival, I found the chance to listen Víkingur Ólafsson’s words, answering my questions.
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