Lofoten Piano Festival
11. – 16. July 2022
Information about Lofoten Piano Festival comes continuously. The artists will be presented during the autumn. The program and ticket sales will be launched during the winter of 2021/2022. As usual, the concerts are held in several of Lofoten’s churches, culture houses, restaurants and art galleries. The magical landscape in Lofoten is therefore a natural part of the festival experience. Also follow the festival on Facebook.
Lofoten International Chamber Music Festival will be held next time 10. – 15. July 2023.
The artists for the Lofoten Piano Festival 2022 will be presented in the autumn of 2021
The program for Lofoten Piano Festival 2022 will be presented in the winter of 2021/2022.
Tickets for the Lofoten Piano Festival 2022 will go on sale in the winter of 2021/2022.
Classical Music in Lofoten
Lofoten International Chamber Music Festival and Lofoten Piano Festival aims to bring a varied program of classical music – performed by international artists at a high level – to the whole of Lofoten. The festivals are held every other year. In addition, a number of smaller classical concerts are arranged throughout the year in Lofoten.
Denés Varjon | artistic director
The Hungarian pianist Denés Varjon has agreed to be the artistic director of the Lofoten Piano Festival 2022.
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 solo concerts. 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.
Read an interview with Denés Varjon here.
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 attracted people, recruitment usually starts 1-2 years before the festival. Then the festival program is made.
We warmly welcome Denés Varjon.