The Iceland Symphony Orchestra has been invited to the Nordic cultural festival Nordic Cool, to be held at Washington DC's Kennedy Center from 19 February to 17 March 2013. The ISO is flying west with an exciting programme that will be previewed in Harpa before departing.
Two of the four works on the programme are Icelandic: a new work by Hlynur Aðils Vilmarsson and AERIALITY by Anna Þorvaldsdóttir, which was premiered by the ISO in 2011. Just this spring, Anna Þorvaldsdóttir received the Nordic Prize for her work Dreymi, which was also premiered by the ISO.
The programme is rounded out by two other Nordic works: Edvard Grieg's Piano Concerto in a minor and Jean Sibelius' Lemminkäinen Suite, op 22.Read more
1st Concert Master
Audition Monday 14 May 2012 in London
Application deadline is 25 April 2012. Please send the application and a copy of diplomas and curriculum vitae as an attachment to email@example.com. Give personal details, an account of training and previous experience as well as contact information.
The vacant position is one of two full-time 1st concertmaster positions in the Iceland Symphony Orchestra. Remuneration and benefits are subject to wage agreements between the associationof ISO players and the Ministry of Finance.
For further information please contact Human Resources, c/o Una Eyþórsdóttir (firstname.lastname@example.org), tel. (+354) 898 5017 after Easter.Read more
Tectonics Music Festival
March 1. - 3. 2012
The Iceland Symphony Orchestra proudly presents the launch of Tectonics, a three-day festival of contemporary music curated by the ISO's Music Director, Ilan Volkov.
This March, Reykjavik's Harpa Concert Hall comes to life with 17 concerts and events featuring more than 150 musicians, composers and amateurs. The festival will present different genres of music, classical and electronic music, improvisation, noise and many more. The festival expands to Harpa's four halls and its foyer, with some of the works especially written for the location.
Conductor Ilan Volkov will conduct his first concert as Music Director of the Iceland Symphony in Reykjavík on Thursday, 29 September. The concert, which takes place in the newly-opened Harpa Concert Hall, will feature Gustav Mahler's Symphony no. 7 as well as works by Toru Takemitsu with Icelandic flautist Melkorka Ólafsdóttir, a recent finalist in the Carl Nielsen Flute Competition. The following day, Volkov will lead a conducting masterclass in Harpa, where he give advice to four young conductors from Brazil, Finland, Germany and the United Kingdom.Read more
Assumes Music Director and Chief Conductor post in 2011–2012 season with an initial three year contract.Read more