Viking pianist gets agency deal

A Viking in glasses, now that’ll scare ’em.


Press release:

HarrisonParrott is delighted to welcome Icelandic pianist Víkingur Ólafsson to its roster for worldwide general management.
Described by The New York Times as a “splendid pianist” and by Piano News as an “immense talent”, Víkingur is already a star in Iceland having won all the major prizes in his native country, including Musician of the Year three times at the Icelandic Music Awards.

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  • Please, don’t understand my comment wrongly. It had nothing to do with Iceland whatsoever. Who is this pianist however? He neither has won big competitions ( which is not crucial at all for a career, but aids young people to make a name for themselves) neither has he performed with major orchestras or conductors.There is a good number of upcoming, young pianists that have a bigger reputation that him and play more concerts internationally. Many will wonder what went on here. I assume it was Ashkenazy’s Icelandic connection, Ashkenazy recommended him and Jasper didn’t say no. Whether this will in fact play a significant role in this musicians future is yet to be determined. An agency deal does not automatically mean a fruitful career will be developed. Only time can tell, and we certainly wish him the best.

    • You wish him the best by calling his getting signed by a major agency “ridiculous”? And time only can tell, but you already decided this is “ridiculous”?
      Strange logic, dude…

  • Really, Darren? I suggest you listen to the pianist before conjuring up conspiracy theories. I haven’t heard this kind of Bach in years.

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