Sigurður Árni Jónsson is an Icelandic composer and conductor.
Jónsson’s music ranges from choral works and solo pieces to more expansive chamber and orchestral works. His pieces have been performed by performers such as Norrköping Symphony Orchestra (SE), NorrlandsOperan’s Symphony Orchestra (SE), Musica Vitae (SE), Esbjerg Ensemble (DK), Norrbotten NEO (SE), Caput New Music Ensemble (IS), Ensemble Dasein (SE), Stirni ensemble (IS), Melodia chamber choir (IS), Söngsveitin Fílharmónía (IS) and Duo Harpverk (IS). His works have been featured at events including Dark Music Days in Reykjavík 2017, Ung Nordisk Musik 2017 and New Directions Festival 2016.
Jónsson holds an advanced level diploma in classical guitar from Hafnarfjörður School of Music and a Bachelor’s degree from Iceland Academy of the Arts, where he studied composition with Hildigunnur Rúnarsdóttir and Tryggvi M. Baldvinsson and conducting with Gunnsteinn Ólafsson and Magnús Ragnarsson. From 2015 Sigurður studied composition on the master’s level at the Academy of Music and Drama, University of Gothenburg, under the tutelage of professors Ming Tsao and Ole Lutzow-Holm, followed by a second master’s degree in conducting at Piteå School of Music with professors Petter Sundkvist and Erik Westberg.
In 2019 Sigurður was chosen as one of two young Icelandic composers to partake in Yrkja V, a mentorship under Anna Thorvaldsdóttir cooperated by the Iceland Symphony Orchestra and Iceland Music Information Centre. The resulting work will be performed by the orchestra at Dark Music Days in Reykjavík on January 31st 2020.
Since 2017 Sigurður Árni Jónsson is the conductor of Ensemble Dasein, an international new music ensemble based in Gothenburg, and as such he has premiered numerous pieces by young eminent Nordic composers.
I Adore Just the Nearest Star, for orchestra, 2019
August 15 2019
Ensemble Dasein – Scenkonst Sörmland
Ensemble Dasein performs new works by Nordic composers.