Young soloists

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Date Location Price
25 May 2023 » 19:30 » Thursday Eldborg | Harpa 2.900 - 4.900 kr.
  • Program

    Richard Wagner Lohengrin prelude to act 1
    Maurice Ravel Shéhérazade: II. La Flûte enchantée
    Maurice Ravel Oh, la pitoyable aventure! from L’heure espagnole
    William Walton Viola Concerto
    Richard Wagner Lohengrin prelude to act 3
    Richard Wagner Wie Todesahnung from Tannhäuser
    Alban Berg Lied der Lulu
    Henry Purcell Ah, Belinda from Dido and Aeneas
    Henry Purcell When I Am Laid in Earth from Dido and Aeneas
    Ralph Vaughan Williams The Vagabond
    Ralph Vaughan Williams Whither Must I Wander
    Richard Strauss Großmächtige Prinzessin from Ariadne auf Naxos

  • Conductor

    Nathanaël Iselin

  • Soloists

    Ólafur Freyr Birkisson, singer
    Ragnheiður Ingunn Jóhannsdóttir, singer
    Þórhildur Magnúsdóttir, viola
    Þórgunnur Anna Örnólfsdóttir, singer

Each year, the Iceland Symphony Orchestra holds a competition for young soloists in collaboration with the Iceland Academy of the Arts (LHÍ). The competition is open to students at the collegiate level, irrespective of which school they attend, and the winners perform a solo with the ISO in Harpa's Eldborg hall. This year's conductor is ISO Conductor-in-Residence Nathanaël Iselin.

The ISO and LHÍ join forces in support of Iceland's most promising young musicians as they embark on their journey through the world of professional music. This concert is highly anticipated each year, and the atmosphere in the hall is matchless.

The ISO/LHÍ young soloists competition will be held at the beginning of 2023, and the winners' names will be posted on the Orchestra's website as soon as the results are in.