Biography

Sigurður Árni Jónsson is an Icelandic composer and conductor based in Sweden.

Jónsson’s music ranges from choral works and solo pieces to more expansive chamber and orchestral works. His music has been performed by performers such as Norrköping Symphony Orchestra (SE), Musica Vitae (SE), Esbjerg Ensemble (DK), Caput New Music Ensemble (IS), Ensemble Dasein (SE/BEL/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 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. Between 2015 and 2017 he studied for 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, and currently Sigurður Árni Jónsson is earning another master’s degree, now in conducting, at the School of Music in Piteå, Luleå University of Technology, with professors Petter Sundkvist and Erik Westberg.

Sigurður Árni Jónsson is conductor of the new music group Ensemble Dasein which focuses on music by young Nordic composers. The ensemble, established in 2017, already has engagements and projects well into the latter part of 2019.