Biography

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Icelandic soprano, Bryndís Guðjónsdóttir, recieved her Master‘s Degree 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. She received her Bachelors Degree, summa cum laude, from the Universität Mozarteum in 2019. 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 operatic credits include Giulietta in Offenbach's Les contes d‘Hoffmann, Servilia in Mozart's La clemenza di Tito and Mrs. Julian in Benjamin Britten's Owen Wingrave at the Universität Mozarteum Salzburg and the Queen of the Night in Mozart‘s Die Zauberflöte at the Berlin Opera Academy, conducted by Tom Seligman and directed by Katrin Hilbe and in München 2021 where she was mentioned in the Süddeutsche Zeitung by Klaus Kalchschmid: ,,[...] muss man sich nicht nur vor den kristallinen Spitzentönen der isländischen Eis-Königin Bryndís Guðjónsdottir und ihren Drei Damen auf dem Hoverboard in Acht nehmen."
Her other operatic roles include Gilda in Verdi’s Rigoletto, Belinda in Purcell‘s Dido and Aeneas, Venus in John Blow's Venus and Adonis, and Tonina in Antonio Salieri‘s Prima la musica e poi le parole. In April 2020, Bryndís participated in The Icelandic Opera’s digital concert series, “Aria of the Day”, which aimed to bring opera to Icelanders during the COVID-19 crisis.

 

In addition to opera, Bryndís has been heard as soloist in various concert performances. She most recently sang the Soprano Solo in Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 at Harpa Concert Hall in Iceland with conductor Daniel Raiskin and the Icelandic Youth Orchestra. She has performed in the Icelandic Opera‘s Lunchtime Concert Series, together with soprano, Heiðdís Hanna Sigurðardóttir. In 2018, Bryndís performed as a featured soloist with the Icelandic Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Daniel Raiskin, at Harpa Concert Hall and at the Gasteig in Munich with the Salzburg Orchester Solisten, conducted by Hansjörg Albrecht. Additionally, she performed Berio’s song cycle, Folk Songs, under the baton of Michaelangelo Galeati at the Sala Santa Cecilia in Rome, at Harpa Concert Hall in Reykjavík, and at the Salurinn Concert Hall in Kópavogur, Iceland.

 

She has participated in various Masterclasses and training programs such as the Berlin Opera Academy, Operalab, Eva Lind Musikakademie Tirol, Austrian Masterclasses, Northsea Vocal Academy and Operaworkshop Garðabær.

 

Bryndís is the recipient of several prizes. She was the winner of the 2018 Young Soloists Competition in Iceland, the winner of the 2018 Dušek competition, the receipient of the Söngmenntasjóður Marínós Péturssonar scholarship, the Halldór Hansen scholarship, the Ingjaldssjóður scholarship, Gianna Szel scholarship, Rotary scholarship from Iceland and the Richard Wagner Scholarship. 


In July 2021 Bryndís won the first prize in the Riccardo Zandonai competition in Garda, Italy. She was also a finalist in the International Hans Gabor Belvedere Singing Competition.

 

Updated: July 2021