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Víkingur Ólafsson
Víkingur Ólafsson © Ari Magg
Daníel Bjarnason
Daníel Bjarnason © Samantha West
Esa-Pekka Salonen
Esa-Pekka Salonen © Katja Tähjä

Into Iceland

A Festival of the NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester

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The word »Iceland« conjures up images of unparalleled natural spectacles, of volcanoes and geysers. And as for the music: the wonderfully eccentric sounds of Björk and the epic melancholy compositions of Sigur Rós have long since become global hits. But Iceland’s pop stars are just the tip of the iceberg. In fact, the island’s music scene is very active and in the field of art music, more and more young composers are becoming a talking point internationally.

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