Víkingur Ólafsson to present series on musical transcription for BBC Radio 3

The Icelandic pianist will host the first episode of 'Transcribe, Transform' this Sunday evening

Icelandic pianist Víkingur Ólafsson to present three-part series on musical transcription for BBC Radio 3
Published: October 5, 2020 at 3:09 pm

Icelandic pianist and 2019 BBC Music Magazine Recording of the Year winner Víkingur Ólafsson is hosting a new three-part series for BBC Radio 3, titled Transcribe, Transform. Taking place over three Sundays (11, 18 and 25 October), the programmes will explore the role transcription has played in the evolution of music throughout history.


Ólafsson will present a variety of music, spanning electronic adaptations of works by Debussy, an arrangement of Bach by Ruichi Sakamoto and a work by Dowland interpreted by Thomas Adès.

The series follows Ólafsson's residency on BBC Radio 4's Front Row earlier this year during lockdown.


For more information on the programme, click here.


Freya ParrDigital Editor and Staff Writer, BBC Music Magazine

Freya Parr is BBC Music Magazine's Digital Editor and Staff Writer. She has also written for titles including the Guardian, Circus Journal, Frankie and Suitcase Magazine, and runs The Noiseletter, a fortnightly arts and culture publication. Freya's main areas of interest and research lie in 20th-century and contemporary music.

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