The multi award-winning chamber music festival Reykjavík Midsummer Music will be held in Harpa for the seventh time from 20 to 23 June 2019. The festival’s founder and artistic director is pianist Víkingur Ólafsson.
This year’s programme is more exciting than ever, and the line-up of artists features some of the world’s leading classical musicians. Each concert is curated to include a thrilling mix of old and new works, highlighting unexpected connections and creating fresh a context for great music.
Among this year’s prestigious artists are the world-famous French pianists Katia and Marielle Labeque, the Russian violin virtuoso Ilya Gringolts, the violinist/violist genius Yura Lee, Florian Boesch, one of today’s foremost Lieder interpreters, the hugely talented composer and clarinet player Mark Simpson and the legendary Hans-Joachim Roedelius to name but few.
Four concerts will be held in the magnicifent Harpa. Two concerts in Norðurljós, the grand opening and finale of the festival at Eldborg. Furthermore an intimate off-venue programme will be presented at late-night concerts at Mengi during the festival.
The program of Reykjavík Midsummer Music will be a creative mixture of old and new, as fresh and original programming, performed by top musicians, has been one of the hallmarks of the festival from the start. Each concert is curated to include a thrilling mix of old and new works, highlighting unexpected connections and creating fresh context for great music. Masterpieces by Bach and Brahms, Robert Schumann and György Kurtág, Kaaija Saariaho and Arvo Pärt, to name but few. The program can be accessed in its entirety on the festival’s website.
Tickets can be purchased below.
Festival-pass (access to all concerts taking place at Harpa):
Souvenir de Florence
Butterflies and Feathered Beasts