It is with great pleasure that we announce that the Hungarian pianist Denés Varjon has agreed to be the artistic director of the Lofoten Piano Festival 2022. The agreement was entered into recently, which means that the preparations for the festival can really start.
Denés Varjon is next to Sir András Schiff Hungary’s most in demand musician. He is just as at home with large orchestras as he is with smaller recitals. He is also known for his work with chamber music and is a widely used educator. He is regularly heard in various constellations at the largest concert halls worldwide.
Denés Varjon has extensive experience as artistic director at several festivals, including leading for many years a chamber series at the Liszt Academy in Budapest.
He has known and collaborated with Arvid Engegård since 1986. He participated for the first time in Lofoten in 2013, and was actually supposed to be part of the Lofoten Piano Festival 2020 which was canceled.
With Denés Varjon, Lofoten Piano Festival has once again secured a world name in the management. This will strengthen the festival’s reputation, also internationally.
One of the first tasks as artistic director is to engage a highly qualified team of musicians for the festival. As these are sought-after people, it is important to get started right now. Then the festival program is made, which will be heard in 2022.
We warmly welcome Denés Varjon.