The 45th Nordic Orchestra Conference takes place at Harpa Concert Hall in Reykjavík, Iceland, from Wednesday, September 28 to Friday, September 30.

At NOC45 the focus will be sustainability; how we can plan for a greener future, how to build resilience and teamwork within an orchestra and how we can celebrate diversity and be more inclusive. The Friday will be a special collaboration with the Nordic Sound with focus on Digital Platforms.

NOC45 is organized by the Iceland Symphony Orchestra in collaboration with the NOC planning committee.


Lára Sóley Jóhannsdóttir
Managing Director Iceland Symphony Orchestra
Eliza Reid
First Lady of Iceland
Alan Davey
Controller BBC Radio 3, Proms
Simon Eder
Managing Director, Business Development Intermusica Artists' Management
Svanhildur Konr√°√įsd√≥ttir
Svanhildur Konr√°√įsd√≥ttir
CEO Harpa Concert Hall
Rolf Lennart Stens√ł
Rolf Lennart Stens√ł
Orchestra Chief Executive Norsk rikskringkasting (NRK)
Magn√ļs Geir √ě√≥r√įarson
CEO The National Theatre of Iceland
Dr. Anna Bull (online)
Lecturer in Education and Social Justice University of York
Vigdís Jakobsdóttir
Artistic director / CEO Reykjavík Art Festival
Chaz Jenkins
Chief Commercial Officer Chartmetric
S√łren Mikael Rasmussen (online)
Director RasmussenNordic
Asbj√łrn Keiding
Director Danish Ensembles, Orchestras, and Opera Institutions
Josh Greenberg
Creative Strategy / Advisory Green Mountain Lodge
Arna Kristín Einarsdóttir
Head of Artistic Planning Göteborgs Symfoniker
Else Torp (online)
Manager Theatre of Voices
Jacob Teglgaard
Co-founder and CEO Bæredygtig Scenekunst NU
Matias Seidler (online)
Partner & Culture Lead Khora
Stein Erik Bakken (online)
Stein Erik Bakken (online)
Head of Digital Culture House Cultiva
Finn Schumacher
Chairman of the Board Nordic Sound
Henrik Bj√łrlin
Ole M√łlgaard
General Manager Nordic Sound
Jakub Fiebig
President & Co-founder OnstageAI, Inc.
Thoranna Jonsdottir
Thoranna Jonsdottir
Senior Executive Consultant / Associate Professor Delta Consulting / Reykjavik University
Thorstein Granly
Thorstein Granly
Managing Director / Chair of NTO - music The Norwegian Wind Ensemble
Jökull Torfason
Event Manager Iceland Symphony Orchestra
Anna Kondracka
Orchestra Manager Finnish National Opera and Ballet
Katrine Ganer Skaug
Katrine Ganer Skaug
CEO & Artistic Managing Director Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra and Concert Hall
Iiris Lehtonen
Executive Director Association of Finnish Symphony Orchestras
Maria Sundling Grundtman
Maria Sundling Grundtman
Head of Negotiations Swedish Performing Arts Association
Morten Warland
Morten Warland
CEO Stavanger Symphony Orchestra
Maija Kylkilahti
General Manager Lahti Symphony Orchestra


09:00 - 09:45

Registration and Coffee

09:45 - 10:00

NOC45 - Welcome


10:00 - 11:00

Country Reports


11:00 - 11:10

Coffee Break

11:10 - 12:00

Country Reports - Q&A


Arna Kristín Einarsdóttir

12:00 - 13:00

Lunch at Hnoss

13:00 - 13:45

First Lady Eliza Reid


Eliza Reid

13:45 - 14:00

Coffee Break

14:00 - 15:30

Leadership and Culture


Thoranna Jonsdottir

15:30 - 15:45

Cofffee Break

15:45 - 16:30

Building Leaders


16:30 - 17:00

Tour of Harpa Concert Hall


Svanhildur Konr√°√įsd√≥ttir

19:30 - 22:00

Conference Dinner at La Primavera @Marshalh√ļsi√į


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