Iceland’s Nordic music prize hopefuls

The Reykjavik Chamber Orchestra.

The Reykjavik Chamber Orchestra. Photo: Golli/Kjartan Þorbjörnsson

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:

Den­mark

Michala Petri, recorderplayer
DJ HVAD, electronica musician

Fin­land

Kimmo Pohjon­en, accordion player
Apoca­lyptica, metal cello band

Faroe Islands

Ham­ferð, doom metal band

Iceland

Reykjavik Chamber Orchestra, orchestra
Elfa Rún Krist­ins­dótt­ir, violin player

Nor­way

Dans Les Arbres, quartet
Tora Augestad, mezzosoprano

Sweden

Anne Sofie von Otter, mezzosoprano
Svan­te Henry­son, bass player and composer

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