Learning Communities

Iceland Symphony Youth Orchestra 

The Iceland Symphony Youth Orchestra holds its ninth concert at the end of September 2018.

This year the ISYO performs Shostakovich's Symphony no. 5 under the direction of Daniel Raiskin, who is now leading the youth orchestra for the second time. ISO members work actively with the youth orchestra, sharing their experience and expertise.

Soloists' competition

In collaboration with the Iceland Academy of the Arts, a soloists' competition is held for college-level music students each year. The competition takes place in the autumn, and winners will perform at the ISO's Young Soloists' concert in January 2018.

Development projects

Since 2014, the Iceland Symphony Orchestra has been involved in development projects in cooperation with the school ensembles in the greater Reykjavík area. With this cooperative effort, the orchestra emphasises the importance of operating strong school ensembles where young people can acquaint themselves with vigorous musical activity and upbringing.

In 2016, the ISO began collaborating with the Kópavogur School Band. The project received special recognition from Kópurinn, the Kópavogur Educational Council, as an outstanding educational project. In April 2018, the foundations were laid for collaboration with the Austurbær School Band.