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Reykholt Music Festival in Full Swing

The Reykholt Music Festival, held every year during the last week of July at the birthplace of saga writer Snorri Sturluson in Borgarfjördur, west Iceland, began on Wednesday. The repertoire consists mainly of classic music featuring both Icelandic and foreign artists.

Reykholt. Photo by Páll Stefánsson.

The festival began with three concerts performed by the St. Basil male choir from Moscow. The choir performs religious music from various times as well as Russian folksongs. The choir’s final concert is tonight.

The program also includes Thóra Einarsdóttir, a well known Icelandic soprano, who will perform Icelandic and European songs with pianist Steinunn Birna Ragnarsdóttir tomorrow.

Tomorrow evening, the Reykholt Piano Trio will perform well-known compositions by Beethoven, Schostakovich, Piazzolla and Gliére.

In the final concert of the festival on Sunday most of the performers in the festival will take part, as well as pianist Ástrídur Alda Sigurdardóttir and other outstanding Icelandic musicians.

For further information visit the festival’s website. Tickets are available on

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