Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Við Djúpið – where future virtuosos meet

The U.S. Embassy is very proud of sponsoring the Við Djúpið Music Festival, which takes place everyyear in Isafjörður. The event is a gem that brings together some of the best young musicians in the world and where young Icelandic music students have the opportunity to receive master classes from them. Mary and I had the opportunity to hear the world premiere of pieces by young American, Icelandic, and Hungarian composers performed by The Declassified – a group of talented musicians from some of the best American musical institutions: the Julliard Academy and the Weill Music Institute at Carnegie Hall in New York.