Elja is a newly formed Icelandic chamber orchestra. Its members are some of Iceland’s most talented young musicians, most of whom are already establishing themselves as some country’s leading performers, conductors, and artists. Many of Elja’s members studied at the Reykjavik College of Music and the Iceland Academy of the Arts before pursuing further education abroad. The ensemble held its debut concert in December 2017 which sold out and received excellent reviews.
The goal of the ensemble is to give exciting and energetic performances that engage with the audience on a personal level. The ensemble is dedicated to varied and innovative programming and seeks to engage, not just with traditional classical styles, but with a broad a range of musical styles and genres.
During their concert at Classical Sundays, Elja will perform a varied program that features works from the classical era to the
modern. The conductor is Bjarni Frímann Bjarnason.
More information on Elja’s members and other projects on eljaensemble.com.