This Icelandic music festival is doing amazing things for young composers

Dark Music Days tests the boundaries of contemporary music in Iceland’s stunning capital city, Reykjavík – and it’s giving young classical composers a unique opportunity to showcase their work. We went along to this year’s festival to find out how it went.

Dark Music Days takes place during the darkest period of the Icelandic winter at Harpa Concert Hall, in downtown Reykjavík. It's very cold and dark but also super pretty and Nordic.

Time for the first performance

First up was The Elblag Chamber Orchestra, a string ensemble from Poland.

Listen to the preformances