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He performed Mendelssohn's Piano Concerto no. 1 while touring with Riccardo Chailly and the Gewandhaus Orchestra, including an appearance at the BBC Proms in London in 2009. Afterwards he was offered a contract with Decca to record the Mendelssohn piano concerti.

Reykjavik Queer Choir's spring concert will be held on May 24th at 18:30 at Harpa concert hall. The choir is known for a wide variety of music and will perform pieces from different categories, from old Icelandic choir songs to new pop songs in Icelandic and English – and everything there between!

Jon Gnarr, the mayor of Reykjavik, posted an interesting status on Facebook today. He wonders if religion can lead to insanity and he incourages people to fight war not wars. He also posted a Youtube clip with the status.

Friday, 13 September 2013 17:00

Mayor of Reykjavik meets 'The Wire' director

The Polish director Agnieszka Holland will attend the display of her movie In Darkness, in Iceland on September 28th. A special lighting display will be used for blind and those with poor vision. The display is part of the project "Iceland and Poland for access to culture".

Thursday, 18 July 2013 00:01

600 rooms in two new hotels in Reykjavik

Iceland's largest hotel will be built downtown Reykjavik, at Borgartun street, and the purchase agreement for the construction site will be signed before the weekend. The combined number of hotel rooms in the two new hotels will be around 600. 

Wants to get to know other neighborhoods

Jon Gnarr, Mayor of Reykjavik, is known to be unorthodox and willing to experiment with almost anything. This time he has decided to move the Mayor's office, his secretary and other assistants, to a neighborhood pretty far from the center of Reykjavik. The purpose of it all, as his office announced, is to get to know the extensive operation that the City runs in Breiðholt, the highest populated neighborhood in Reykjavik.

The Mayor of Reykjavik, Jon Gnarr, says that he will not give up until he gets his name legally recognized as a family name. His birth name is Jón Gunnar Kristinsson but he legally changed his name in 2005 to Jón Gnarr Kristinsson.

Mr. Jon Gnarr, the mayor of Reykjavik, said at a city board meeting yesterday that he likes hash joints. He was talking about his visit to Denver, Colorado, which is Reykjavik's sister city. Mr. Gnarr talked favorably about the joints and said that they enhanced job creation.

Reykjavik School and Leisure Council’s Developmental Fund is now advertising for grant applications for the year 2014. The fund will be allocated specifically to projects which focus on improving multiculturalism in school and leisure activities.

The Best Party and the Social Democratic Alliance have formed the majority in Reykjavik city for 1000 days today. Jon Gnarr, the mayor of Reykjavik, is the chairman of the Best Party. Mr. Dagur B. Eggertsson is a member of the city council for the Social Democratic Alliance.

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