Harpa Hall, Reykjavik

Artistic consultancy, international promotion and market due diligence for one of the world’s most exciting new concert halls.

Contacts

Jasper Parrott +44 (0)20 7229 9166
Ian Giddons +44 (0)20 3725 9124

Overview

Designed by Olafur Eliasson and Henning Larsen Architects, Harpa Reykjavik Concert Hall and Conference Centre is home to the Iceland Symphony Orchestra, Icelandic Opera and Reykjavik Arts Festival.

In 2007 the developers of Harpa Hall invited HarrisonParrott to become consultants to the project, with a remit to develop an artistic vision for the hall and deliver a programme of high profile international content for its initial three years. 

The consultancy also included aiding the developers with their due diligence and modeling around governance, staffing and funding, in addition to managing the recruitment of a new Artistic Director for the hall, working with leading international executive search firm Odgers

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Designed by Olafur Eliasson and Henning Larsen Architects, Harpa Reykjavik Concert Hall and Conference Centre is home to the Iceland Symphony Orchestra, Icelandic Opera and Reykjavik Arts Festival.

In 2007 the developers of Harpa Hall invited HarrisonParrott to become consultants to the project, with a remit to develop an artistic vision for the hall and deliver a programme of high profile international content for its initial three years. 

The consultancy also included aiding the developers with their due diligence and modeling around governance, staffing and funding, in addition to managing the recruitment of a new Artistic Director for the hall, working with leading international executive search firm Odgers Berndtson. 

Since opening in May 2011, the hall has welcomed the Berliner Philharmoniker and Sir Simon Rattle, the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra and Gustavo Dudamel, Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, Jonas Kaufmann, Maxim Vengerov, Kraftwerk and Cyndi Lauper. 

Harpa has received numerous awards and prizes. It was chosen as one of the best concert halls of the new millennium by Gramophone magazine and best performance venue in 2011 by Travel & Leisure magazine, and won the prestigious Mies van der Rohe prize for architecture.  

Contacts

Jasper Parrott +44 (0)20 7229 9166
Ian Giddons +44 (0)20 3725 9124