The Up­beat

Composition Award for Children and Youth gives young people the opportunity to submit a musical composition or a draft of a composition and receive support to work out their ideas with the artists

Concert April 5, 2022

The selected pieces took part in a music workshop that took place at the Iceland Academy of the Arts and in Harpa from 7-19. March where they were completed in a music workshop with composers and music professionals. Now it's time to perform the pieces at a concert in Kaldalón in Harpa on Tuesday 5 April at 17:00. Everyone is welcome! Admission is free but guests need to get an electronic ticket here.

The concert is part of the opening ceremony of Children’s Culture Festival in Reykjavík. Musical instruments and performance are handled by music professionals.

The Composition Award All works performed at the concert will receive the Music Creation Award: Upptakturinn 2022.

The Upbeat hits again in 2023

The Upbeat is a co-operation project between Harpa Concert Hall and Conference Centre, Children’s Culture, Iceland University of the Arts, and KrakkaRÚV (The Icelandic National Broadcasting Service’s children’s channel).

The selected pieces will be finished in a workshop with the help of composers and music professionals. After this process the new musical compositions are performed by music professionals as a part of an ambitious and elegant concert programme in Harpa on the Children’s Culture Festival in Reykjavik.

All pieces performed at the concert will receive a the Upbeat Composition Award.

The project is open to everyone from the age 10 to 15.

Project manager: Elfa Lilja,, tel. +354 699 6789

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