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About the festival

Reykjavík Early Music Festival is the first international early music festival in Reykjavík and the inaugural edition will take place from 26-28 March 2024 in Harpa Concert Hall. The festival team, led by artistic director and violinist Elfa Rún Kristinsdóttir, has created a unique platform for the collaboration of Icelandic and international music groups that specialize in historical performance practice. 

The festival offers a varied program with both up-and-coming and world-renowned musicians who will perform in four evening concerts over three days. Amaconsort and Consortico will present exciting chamber music programmes, the Polish baroque orchestra Arte dei Suonatori will perform with superstar violinist Rachel Podger, and Iceland’s leading early music ensemble Barokkbandið Brák will be joined by three amazing soloists: French cellist Vladimir Waltham, soprano Herdís Anna Jónasdóttir and violinist Elfa Rún Kristinsdóttir. Rachel Podger will also give an open masterclass organized in collaboration with MÍT music College in Norðurljós, Harpa. 

Festival organizers

Elfa Rún Kristinsdóttir
Artistic director
Guðbjörg Hlín Guðmundsdóttir
General manager and financial manager 
Gunnhildur DaðadóttirProject manager
Herdís Anna Jónasdóttir
Public Relations
Gróa Margrét Valdimarsdóttir
Project manager
Laufey Jensdóttir Project manager
Pétur Oddbergur Heimisson
Margrét Aðalheiður Þorgeirsdóttir
Graphic designer


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