Iceland’s Nordic music prize hopefuls
The Reykjavik Chamber Orchestra and Elfa Rún Kristinsdóttir are the Icelandic nominees for the 2015 Nordic Council Music Prize.
The winner will receive a cash prize of DKK 350,000 (approx. ISK 6.9 million; €47,000). The winner will be announced and the prize awarded in Reykjavik on 27 October at the annual meeting of the Nordic Council.
The full list of nominees is as follows:
Michala Petri, recorderplayer
DJ HVAD, electronica musician
Kimmo Pohjonen, accordion player
Apocalyptica, metal cello band
Hamferð, doom metal band
Reykjavik Chamber Orchestra, orchestra
Elfa Rún Kristinsdóttir, violin player
Dans Les Arbres, quartet
Tora Augestad, mezzosoprano
Anne Sofie von Otter, mezzosoprano
Svante Henryson, bass player and composer