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28. December 2021 : Viennese Concert Postponed

The Iceland Symphony's Viennese concerts 2022 have been postponed, due to Covid-19 restrictions and rise in infections. The concerts were scheduled for the 6th, 7th and 8th of January.


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17. November 2021 : Rapid An­ti­gen Test – Negative Results Required for Concerts


A negative rapid an­ti­gen test result is required for concert goers 6 years old and up at Iceland Symphony Orchestra's concerts. Mask wearing is also required for 16 years olds and older.

Rapid tests results are valid for 48 hrs. and testing is free of charge. Pre-booking is necessary. 


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1. November 2021 : Vacant position of co-principal violinist in 2nd violin

Auditions will take place on January 24th, 2022 in Harpa, Reykjavik, Iceland. Application deadline is November 14th, 2021.

27. October 2021 : Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone™ in Concert in November – Press release

Iceland Symphony Orchestra announced today that the orchestra will perform Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone in Concert on 25th, 26th and 27th of November as part of the official Harry Potter Film Concert Series. The concert will feature Timothy Henty conducting the Iceland Symphony Orchestra in performing live, to picture, every note from Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. Audiences will be able to relive the magic of the entire film in high-definition on a 40-foot screen while hearing the Iceland Symphony Orchestra perform John Williams’ unforgettable score live.

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11. October 2021 : Björk Orkestral starts tonight

The Iceland Symphony Orchestra is a part of Björk's concert series Björk Orkestral, which starts tonight at Eldborg, Harpa. Members of the Iceland Symphony play instrumental arrangements of her music with the Icelandic singer in three out of four concerts in the series.

The first concert tonight is broadcast on RÚV2. Tickets for a live stream are available here, with 20% of proceeds going towards charity, alongside extra charitable donation options available.

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7. October 2021 : Víkingur & Contemporaries

Anyone seeking good news about classical music should look to Iceland. The Nordic island nation’s commitment to music education continues to produce composers and performers with international reach and an enthusiastic audience for their work. The Iceland Symphony Orchestra is set to celebrate the artistry and creative enterprise of one of Iceland’s best-known musicians, Víkingur Ólafsson, at Harpa in their home city of Reykjavík. 

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22. September 2021 : Iceland Symphony Youth Orchestra performs Sibelius

Iceland Symphony Youth Orchestra performs Symphony No. 2 by Jean Sibelius next Sunday at 5 pm in Eldborg Hall in Harpa. Eva Ollikainen, Iceland Symphony Orchestra's Chief Conductor and Artistic Director conducts the  musicians of the future in their first semi-professional stage performance with an orchestra.

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6. September 2021 : Bertrand de Billy starts the 2021/22 season

The first subscription concert of the season, taking place next Thursday, will be conducted by the Iceland Symphony Orchestra's new Principal Guest Conductor, Bertrand de Billy.

De Billy performs regularly with the world's foremost orchestras, including the Salzburg Festival and New York's Metropolitan Opera. He is also Principal Guest Conductor of the Dresdner Philharmonie in Dresden. 

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30. June 2021 : Kornilios Michailidis appointed Conductor-in-Residence

The Greek conductor Kornilios Michailidis has been appointed the Iceland Symphony Orchestra’s Conductor-in-Residence for the 2021–2022 season. The appointment comes after Michailidis’s highly successful debut with the Iceland Symphony Orchestra at Harpa Concert Hall in May 2021.

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21. June 2021 : Vacant position for Principal Flute

Positions of Principal Flute are open for applications until July 12th, 2021. Auditions will be at Harpa Concert Hall, Reykjavik on September 8th 2021.

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