Iceland Symphony Orchestra tour Germany and Austria
The Iceland Symphony Orchestra under Principal Guest Conductor Daníel Bjarnason tour Germany and Austria from 12 to 17 November 2019. The Orchestra perform concerts in Munich, Salzburg and Berlin joined by pianist Víkingur Ólafsson and hornist Radovan Vlatković.
Programmes include Daníel Bjarnason’s second piano concerto Processions written for Víkingur Ólafsson as well as works including a selection from Grieg’s Peer Gynt, Sibelius’ Symphony No.5 and Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No.4.
One of the most frequently performed Icelandic orchestral works written in recent decades, Icelandic composer Anna Þorvaldsdóttir’s Aeriality is heard in Salzburg and Berlin.
Radovan Vlatković performs Mozart’s Horn Concerto in Salzburg on the 13 and 14 November.
The final concert on 17 November closes the ‘Sounds of Iceland’ festival in the Berlin Konzerthaus where Ólafsson is Artist in Residence during the 2019/20 season. Ólafsson concludes a tremendous year following other accolades including Gramophone’s 2019 Artist of the Year, Performer of the Year and Album of the Year at the Icelandic Music Awards, BBC Music Magazine Best Instrumental Album and overall Album of the Year and the Opus Klassik Best Solo Recital.
The tour follows the Orchestra’s 12 date tour to Japan in 2018 with Vladimir Ashkenazy and Nobuyuki Tsujii.