New president of EPTA Iceland

Nína Margrét Grímsdóttir has been elected the new president of EPTA Iceland.

We welcome Nína to the board and thank Anna Rún Atladóttir for her great work for EPTA Iceland.


2,567th birthday of Confucius – Concert

To honor the 2,567th birthday of Confucius, the Northern Lights Confucius Institute presents: PIANIST DAVID WITTEN

Kaldalón Recital Hall in Harpa
Saturday 8:00pm
September 24, 2016

Works by
Yinghai Li
Alexander Tcherepnin
Bohuslav Martinů
Alexina Louie
Wolfgang Amadée Mozart
Frédéric Chopin
“The inner nature of man is the province of music.”
  – Confucius

Registration for the 38th international EPTA conference

Registration for the 38th international EPTA conference is now open. The conference will be held in Reykjavík, Iceland on the 22nd to the 25th of September 2016. If you register before the 17th of June, you will receive Early-Bird discount rates.

Some have had trouble with registration for the conference so here are the detailed instructions .

1. Go to the conference website
2. On the left side of the page you will find information about Iceland, the program, flights, hotels etc.
3. On the left side of the page you will also find a “Registration” option
4. When you have clicked on “Registration” you will see a participant registration and Hotel registration.

Hopefully you will have no problem with registering and we are looking forward to see you in Iceland in September!

Program for the 38th International EPTA Conference

Sep. 22
12:00-14:00 Registration in front of Kaldalón Hall, Harpa
14:00-14:30 Opening ceremony
14:30-15:00 Georg Frederick Litterst and Dr.Stella Branzburg Sick
Teaching with interactive technologies
15:00-15:30 Patrick Jovell
Digital Fear – Can the teacher be replaced?
15:30-16:00 Jean-Jacques Dünki
Music: A sign language
16:00-16:30 Coffee break + Book presentation
16:30-17:00 Grace Choi
Encouraging Improvisation through 18c Performance Practise in Collegiate class piano
17:00-17:30 Kristinn Örn Kristinsson
Teaching tone in the 21st century – Old methods or new methods?
17:30-18:00 Miha Haas
How to play piano with colour: A new answer to the old question
18:00-19:00 Welcome drinks in Bjortuloft Harpa
19:30-21:30 Concert in Harpa €26
Sep. 23
09:00-09:30 Radmila Stojkovic
Embracing the challenge of the critical point in teaching children the classical skills
09:30-10:00 Dr.Katarina Nummi-Kuisma
Intergrating basic music theory into piano lessons from the beginning
10:00-10:30 Dr.Murray McLachlan
Ferruccio Busoni: Creativity in Motion
10:30-11:00 Coffee break and Book presentation
11:00-11:30 Works composed for EPTA Iceland piano competitions
11:30-12:00 Marjes Benoist
How to teach talent, paradoxes, challenges and triggers
12:00-12:30 Erica Booker
The benefits of ergonomically scaled piano keyboards for smaller handed pianists: Levelling the playing field
12:30-14:00 Lunch break – open Kawai in Ríma hall
14:00-14:30 Dr.Nína Margrét Grímsdóttir
Icelandic Romanticism -A Welcome Addition to the Scandinavian Piano Literature
14:30-15:00 Dr.Randall Faber
Developing Musical Minds and Hearts
15:00-15:30 Dr.Randall Faber
Developing Musical Minds and Hearts
15:30-16:00 Coffee break and Poster session with Rhonda Boyle
16:00-16:15 Dr.Gary Ingles
MTNA: A “Glocal” Partnership
16:15-16:45 Ron Regev
Teaching piano in the digital age: Revisiting sheet music and teaching aids, from the 18th century to our time
16:45-17:15 Concert : Edda Erlendsdóttir
Works by Tómas Manoury, Úlfur Hansson, H.Dutilleux
17:15-22:00 Conference tour and dinner €99
Sight seeing tour and dinner
Sep. 24
09:15-09:45 Robijn Tilanus
Improvisation and harmony as a natural part of piano teaching in the 21st century
09:45-10:15 Guido Gavazzi
Fun & play method for piano dalcroze (IBook for IPad)
10:15-10:45 Coffee break and Poster session with Dina Savvidou
10:45-11:15 Andrew Higgins
Why creativity – Has all the music we will ever need already been written?
11:15-11:45 Sindri Már Heimisson
Piano technology – from past to present
11:45-14:00 Lunch break and AGM meeting
12:00-14:00 AGM Meeting
14:00-14:30 Dr.Kristín Jónína Taylor
Pedagogical aspects of the solo piano works of Thorkell Sigurbjörnsson
14:30-15:00 Linda Christensen
Technology to increase student engagement and motivation
15:00-15:30 Coffee break and Books presentation
15:30-16:00 Concert: Marcella Crudeli, Carlotta Masci and Leonardo Laviola
Works by D.Cimarosa and G.Rossini
16:30 Transfer to a formal reception
Sep. 25
10:00-10:30 Kári Árnason
Incorporating health promotion and injury prevention into music teaching
10:30-11:00 Justin Krawitz
Beginning method books – blessing or curse?
11:00-11:30 Susan Chan
Modern Chinese teaching pieces: A multimedia lecture recital
11:30-12:00 Coffee break + Book presentation
12:00-12:30 Peter Jutras
It´s never too late: Teaching Adult piano students
12:30-13:00 Júlíana Rún Indriðadóttir
A journey through the history of Icelandic traditional and classical music
13:00 End of Conference
13:00-19:30 Golden Circle tour by bus €80

New website

EPTA Iceland now has a new and improved website. We believe that the redesigned layout will make the navigation easier and quicker for both our Icelandic members and our foreign friends.

The new website is mobile-friendly and can be viewed comfortably on mobile devices of all types and kinds.

We are still adding some finishing touches so if you can´t find what you are looking for please contact us at