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Iceland Symphony Orchestra



Founded in 1950, the Iceland Symphony Orchestra is the national orchestra of Iceland and one of the leading institutions on the Icelandic cultural scene. Widely praised for its performances and recordings, each year the orchestra presents a full season of subscription series, school and family concerts, and concerts devoted to modern music. The orchestra’s home is the award-winning Harpa Concert Hall in Reykjavík.
Yan Pascal Tortelier assumed the post of chief conductor in September 2016, a role previously held by conductors such as Jean-Pierre Jacquillat, Petri Sakari, Rumon Gamba, Ilan Volkov and Osmo Vänskä, who currently holds the title of honorary conductor. Vladimir Ashkenazy has conducted the orchestra regularly since the early 1970s and now holds the position of conductor laureate. The Icelandic composer Anna Þorvaldsdóttir is the orchestra’s composer-in-residence.

The Iceland Symphony Orchestra has a wide-ranging discography including a complete cycle of Sibelius symphonies and orchestral works by Vincent d’Indy. On the BIS label, the orchestra has previously recorded eight volumes of Jón Leifs’ orchestral works, all of which have received great critical acclaim. It also appears on three discs with orchestral works by Nikos Skalkottas.

The Iceland Symphony Orchestra has toured in Europe, Japan, and the United States. Concerts abroad include appearances at the BBC Proms and at the Kennedy Center in Washington DC, as well as concerts at Carnegie Hall in New York.

For further information, please visit the Iceland Symphony Orchestra's homepage.



Jón Leifs - Edda, Part II
BIS-2420 SACD
 €15
Lindberg conducts Sandström
BIS-1748 CD
 €15
Jón Leifs - Edda, Part I
BIS-1350 SACD
 €15
Haukur Tómasson - Concertos
BIS-1419 CD
 €15
Skalkottas - The Sea
BIS-1384 CD
 €15
Nordic Spell - Concertos for Flute and Orchestra
BIS-1499 CD
 €15
Jón Leifs - Vikingasvar
BIS-1080 CD
 €15
Jón Leifs - Baldr, a choreographic drama
BIS-1230 CD
2-disc set – 10/10, ClassicsToday.com
 €30
Jón Leifs - Hafís (Drift Ice)
BIS-1050 CD
10/10, ClassicsToday.com; Critics' Choice, American Record Guide
 €15
Jón Leifs - Hekla and other orchestral works
BIS-1030 CD
 €15
Skalkottas - The Maiden and Death
BIS-1014 CD
 €15
Leifs - Dettifoss and other orchestral works
BIS-930 CD
 €15
Skalkottas - Orchestral Music
BIS-954 CD
 €15
Leifs - Geysir and other orchestral works
BIS-830 CD
 €15
Leifs - Saga Symphony
BIS-730 CD
30% Discount
 €15
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