Iceland Symphony Orchestra
Sinfóníuhljómsveit Íslands (Iceland Symphony Orchestra) (ISO) is an Icelandic orchestra based in Reykjavík, Iceland. Its primary concert venue is the Harpa Concert Hall. The Iceland Symphony is an autonomous public institution under the auspices of the Icelandic Ministry of Education. Iceland Symphony Orchestra made its home in Háskólabíó (University Cinema) from 1961–2011, but moved into the new 1800-seat Harpa Concert Hall in spring 2011. The orchestra gives approximately sixty concerts each season. Per a 1982 law (changed in 2007), the Iceland Symphony's primary financial sources are the Icelandic treasury (82%) and the City of Reykjavik (18%).
Eva Ollikainen is from september 2020 the chief conductor of the Iceland Symphony Osmo Vänskä is the orchestra’s Honorary Conductor and Vladimir Ashkenazy holds the post of Conductor Laureate. In 2018, Anna Thorvaldsdottir assumed the position of Composer-in-Residence with the orchestra, and Bjarni Frímann Bjarnason was appointed as Assistant Conductor.