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IMG_0026-3Sigurður 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), Musica Vitae (SE), Esbjerg Ensemble (DK), Caput New Music Ensemble (IS), Ensemble Dasein (SE), 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 Music 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, and most recently he completed a master’s degree in composition at the Academy of Music and Drama, University of Gothenburg, under the tutelage of professors Ming Tsao and Ole Lutzow-Holm.

Currently Sigurður Árni Jónsson resides in Piteå, Sweden, earning his second master’s degree, now in conducting, with professors Petter Sundkvist and Erik Westberg.


Featured composition:

The Most Special of Wallpapers, for ensemble


Upcoming Performances:

October 4 – conductor
Ensemble Dasein at the University of Music and Drama, Gothenburg
Sigurður Árni Jónsson conducts new music with Ensemble Dasein.
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October 6 – conductor
Ensemble Dasein at Pygméteatern, Stockholm
Sigurður Árni Jónsson conducts new music with Ensemble Dasein.
view website – view event (coming soon)