The international chamber music festival Vinterfest takes place 16-19 February in Mora, Orsa and Älvdalen. Born from a collaboration with Music in Dalarna and local cultural administrations, and hosted by the orchestra Dalasinfoniettan, it has been described by BBC Magazine as “one of Europe’s most enjoyable festivals” and praised by The Times as “a classical music festival that rocks”. Iceland’s rising star pianist Víkingur Ólafsson is artistic director and explains this year’s theme, Forbidden Music, which is a tribute to freedom of expression.