The first festival took place in August 2008 and has since then been an annual part of Icelandic culture life. Yearly 160 participants take part in diverse concerts, courses, masterclasses, workshops, lectures and discussion panels from all over the world.
The festival concert series aim to introduce young soloist playing chamber music to a wider audience as well as introducing works of young composers. The aim of the festival is for young musicians to get to know each other, participate in chamber music and to get a chance to perform, irrespective of where they live or study.
The Icelandic Chamber Music Festival is becoming the largest venue for classical music education and performance in Iceland with over 50 happenings during the 10 days festival.
For more information visit: www.musicfest.is