Visiting Artists Series: Víkingur Ólafsson

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Friday / September 11, 2020 / 1:00 p.m.
Virtual Event
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Víkingur Ólafsson
Image courtesy of the artist

The Berklee Visiting Artists Series is a live, interactive forum featuring some of today's most innovative professional performers and creators. These moderated discussions will focus on the topics of artistry, entrepreneurship, and social justice, and students will have the opportunity to actively participate by posing questions directly to guests. This event features a live interview with pianist Víkingur Ólafsson, moderated by Michael Shinn, dean of music at Boston Conservatory at Berklee. The session will also include a live Q&A with the artist.

Víkingur Ólafsson’s remarkable originality and powerful musical conviction have seen him, in just a few years, take the music world by storm to become one of the most sought-after artists working today. Following two albums featured in NPR Music's top 10 classical albums of the year lists (Glass in 2017 and Bach in 2018), Ólafsson’s latest release, Debussy · Rameau, pairs works by two French composers separated by well over a century: Jean-Philippe Rameau and Claude Debussy. Called “one of the most entrancing piano records of recent years” by the New Yorker, the album features Rameau’s “Pièces de Clavecin” and selections from Debussy's Préludes, “Estampes,” “Children’s Corner,” and “Images.”

How to Participate

Students can RSVP in the Berklee Career Manager. Once you are registered, we will send you a link to access the Zoom webinar 24 hours before the event. 


Faculty and staff who wish to attend the event may request access. For questions, please contact Liza Levy, talent relations manager.