lin wei

Founded in 2013, the Harpa International Music Academy (HIMA) is a unique summer festival in the northernmost capital of the world, an international platform with an equal focus on training and performance. HIMA is ideally located in the mid-Atlantic and draws participants from Europe, Asia and the Americas.

The year 2018 marks the 100-year anniversary of Icelandic sovereignty and independence. Our festival this year will celebrate the anniversary of the path-breaking Icelandic female composer, Jórunn Viðar, who was born on the very year Iceland gained sovereignty.

Not only do we recognize and promote uprising young musicians through performances in a world-class concert hall, HIMA also offers string, wind and piano training, including solo lessons, chamber music, orchestra, masterclasses and seminars.

Our participants range from young children to adults, and come from different continents and cultures. We come together each year during this special time of year to enjoy making music and friends under the midnight sun.

I look forward to seeing you all.

 Lin Wei, artistic director




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