Icelandic star comes to Devon

PUBLISHED: 15:28 20 October 2008 | UPDATED: 09:51 10 June 2010

A TALENTED 21-year-old Icelandic classical musician, whose recitals have been dubbed as achingly beautiful is coming to Devon as part of a whistle-stop tour of Britain.

A TALENTED 21-year-old Icelandic classical musician, whose recitals have been dubbed as 'achingly beautiful' is coming to Devon as part of a whistle-stop tour of Britain.

"lafur Arnalds is Iceland's latest export, having already sold out The Barbican Hall in London, toured major European festivals including Secret Garden Party in England and having opened for Sigur Rós on their most recent European tour.

His music mixes strings and piano with loops and edgy beats and is as appealing to classical fans as it is too contemporary music lovers,

And now he brings his unique classically inspired music to Exeter's Phoenix on Monday November 3.

His aim is too take classical music 'out of the tweed jacket and loafers and put it into a t-shirt and trainers.'

"lafur said: "The classical scene is kind of closed to people who haven't been studying music all their lives.

" I would like to bring my classical influence to the people who don't usually listen to this kind of music...open people's mind. Especially young people, who seem to be the biggest part of my audience..."

For more information on "lafur please visit his website: www.olafurarnalds.com or the label's website: www.erasedtapes.com

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