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 she recieved 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 and the first prize winner of the 2018 Dušek competition in Prague.
Bryndís' operatic credits are Cunegonde from Bernstein’s Candide, which she performed in Theater Kiel under the baton of Benjamin Reiners (2023), La Contessa Armelinda from F.L. Gassmann’s Gli Uccellatori that she performed in Festival della Valle d'itria Martina Franca under the baton of Enrico Pagano, directed by Jean Renshaw (2023). She sang the Queen of the Night from Die Zauberflöte with The Iceland Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Kornilios Michailidis in Harpa Concerthall and jumped in in Theater Kassel with the same role under the baton of Victor Jugovic and directed by Barbara FrazierFlorian Lutz (2023).
She will sing Belinda in Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas under the baton of Christian Frattima at the Banchetto musicale festival in Vilnius, Lithuania.
She performed the Mother in the Icelandic children‘s opera Rabbi Rafmagnsheili by Þ. Sigurbjörnsson at The Icelandic Opera in (2022) and she performed Königin der Nacht in Reaktorhalle in München under the Baton of Viktor Jugovic (2021).
At the Universität Mozarteum in Salzburg she sang Servilia from Mozart’s La Clemenza di Tito (2021), Mrs. Julian from B.Brittens Owen Wingrave (2020),
Giulietta (in a version for Coloratura Soprano) from Les contes d’Hoffmann by J. Offenbach (2019) .
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 and Ännchen in Weber’s Der Freischütz.
Bryndís will perform Ännchen from C.M. Weber’s Der Freischütz in Theater Kiel under the baton of Benjamin Reiners and driected Jean-Romain Vesperini in June 2024.
Bryndís has been heard as a soloist in various concert performances.
She sang the sopran solo in Orff’s Carmina Burana in Beethovensaal in Liederhalle in Stuttgart under the baton of Heiko Mathias Förster
with Prague Royal Philharmonic in 2022, 2023 and will return to Stuttgart again in 2024 to sing it again, she also sang it in Harpa Concerthall in 2022 under the baton of Fjóla Kristín Nikulásdóttir.
In 2023 Bryndís performed a recitals in Espacio Turina in Seville in March which read about on this website under "press" She also performed a recital with the Icelandic Opera and performed a recital in the series Welcome home in Harpa Concerthall.
In 2022 Bryndís performed Pergolesi's Stabat Mater and Vivaldi's Nulla In Mundo RV 630 in Vilinius under the baton of Christian Frattima.
She sang Performed at an Operagala in Auditorio Nacional in Madrid, Spain accompanied by Manuel Burgueraz.
Bryndís sang as a part of the concert series The Year of the Icelandic song that was broadcasted in the national radio can be read about on this website under "press." In 2022 Bryndís sang an Opera gala and the soprano solo in Mattheus Junior that is a short theatrical adaptation of Bach’s Matthäus-Passion, with the aim to present the musical masterpiece to new audiences from the age of eight in Harpa Concert hall with Icelandic Opera days.
In December 2021 she sang as a soloist with the Iceland Symphony Christmas Family Concert under the baton of Eva Ollikainen.
In 2019 she 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.
In 2018, Bryndís performed as a featured soloist with the Icelandic Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Daniel Raiskin, at Harpa Concert Hall. 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.
In 2018 she sang in Gasteig in Munich with the Salzburg Orchester Solisten, conducted by Hansjörg Albrecht.
Bryndis has been the chairman of the non profit organization of the Icelandic Symphony orchestra of the 22-23 and 23-24 season
In 2023 Bryndís participated in Accademia del Belcanto "Rodolfo Celletti" in Martina Franca.
Bryndís has participated in various Masterclasses and training programs such as Opernfest Prague, Berlin Opera Academy, Operalab, Eva Lind Musikakademie Tirol, Austrian Masterclasses, Northsea Vocal Academy and Operaworkshop Garðabær.,
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.
Updated June 2023