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Biography

Icelandic soprano, Bryndís Guðjónsdóttir, recieved both her Bacelor's degree in 2019 and her Master‘s Degree in 2021 in Opera Performance at the Universität Mozarteum Salzburg, summa cum laude in Austria, where she studied with Professor Michèle Crider, Alexander von Pfeil and Gernot Sahler.
Prior to moving to Salzburg, Bryndís spent one year at the Iceland University of the Arts, where she worked with Thora Einarsdóttir, Kristinn Sigmundsson and Ólöf Kolbrún Harðardóttir.

 

Bryndís is the recipient of several prizes.
In 2022 Bryndís was awarded the first prize of the XVIII Certamen Nuevas Voces Ciudad de Sevilla Competiton in Sevilla, Spain as well as the special prize of the Real Orquesta Sinfónica de Sevilla.
In  2021 Bryndís won the first prize in the Riccardo Zandonai competition in Garda, Italy.
In addition, she was the winner of the 2018 Young Soloists Competition in Iceland with the Iceland Symphony Orchestra andthe first prize winner of the 2018 Dušek competition in Prague.


Bryndís has performed in various Opera houses and with Symphony orchestras such as in
Semperoper Dresden, Kiel, Kassel, Stuttgart, Munich, Martina Franca, Salzburg, Prague, Reykjavík, Rome, Vilnius, Seville and Madrid.

Bryndís repertoire is wide and spans many centuries.
Among the opera roles which she has sung are:
Ännchen  from Der Freischütz C.M.V. Weber (Theater Kiel, under the baton of Benjamin Reiners in 2024),
1. Dienerin from Die Frau Ohne Schatten by R. Strauss (Semperoper Dresden, under the baton of Christian Thielemann in 2024),
Cunegonde from Candide by Bernstein (Wunderino Arena, under the baton of Benjamin Reiners in 2023),
La Contessa Armelinda in Gassmann's Gli Uccellatori (Festival della Valle d'Itria, under the baton of Enrico Pagano, Martina Franca in  2023),
Belinda in Purcell's Dido and Aeneas (Banchetto Musicale, under the baton of Christian Frattima inVilnius 2023),
Queen of the Night in Mozart's Die Zauberflöte (Theater Kassel 2023 Viktor Jugović, Iceland Symphony Orchestra 2023 Kornilios Michailidis),
Servilia in Mozart'a La clemenza di Tito  (Mozarteum, Salzburg 2021),
Giulietta in Offenbach's Les contes d'Hoffmann (Mozarteum, Salzburg 2019) and
Mrs. Julian in Britten's Owen Wingrave (Mozarteum, Salzburg 2020)
 

Her other operatic roles include Gilda in Verdi’s Rigoletto, Oscar in Verdi's Un Ballo in Maschera, Waldvogel in Wagner’s Sigfried
Venus in J. Blow's Venus and Adonis, Sandmännchen / Taummänchen in E. Humperdinck’s Hänsel und Gretel.

Orchestral works include:
New Years program, arias from Die Fledermaus by J. Strauss - 2024, Teatro de la Maestranza,under the baton of Lucas Macías with Real Orquestar Sinfónica de Sevilla
Carmina Burana
 by Orff - 2024, 2023, 2022 Liederhalle Stuttgart under the baton of Heiko Mathias Förster with Prague Royal Philharmonic
Beethoven's 9th Symphony - 2024, Wunderino Arena, Kiel under the baton of Daniel Carlberg, 2019 Harpa Concert Hall under the baton of Daniel Raiskin
Mozart Requiem by Mozart - 2023, Hallgrímskirkja, Iceland under the baton of Steinar Logi Helgason
Ad Genua by A. Thorvaldsdóttir - 2023, Hallgrímskirkja with Iceland Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Eva Ollikainen
Matthew Passion by Bach - 2022, in Harpa Concert Hall
Stabat Mater by Pergolesi - 2022, Paliesus Dvaras Lithuania under the baton of Christian Frattima
Nulla in Mundo RV. 630 by Vivaldi - 2022, Paliesus Dvaras Lithuania under the baton of Christian Frattima
No che non sei capace  K.419  by Mozart - 2018, Gasteig, München under the baton of Hansjörg Albrecht
Folk Songs by Berio - 2018, Santa Cecilia, Italy under the baton of Michaelangelo Galeati

In 2023 Bryndís was a member of Accademia del Belcanto "Rodolfo Celletti" in Martina Franca.
Bryndís is a receipient of the Söngmenntasjóður Marínós Péturssonar scholarship, the Halldór Hansen scholarship,
the Ingjaldssjóður scholarship, Rotary scholarship from Iceland, Gianna Szel scholarship in Austria, and the Richard Wagner Scholarship. 

 

Bryndís has been the chairman of the non profit organization of the Icelandic Symphony orchestra of the seasons of 2022-23 and 2023-24.
 


Updated January 2024

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