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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.


In addition to opera, Bryndís has been heard as soloist in various concert performances. Bryndís sang as a part of the concert series The Icelandic Song, where she sang Icelandic songs and got a review in Fréttablaðið, Icelandic newspaper:Soprano Bryndís Guðjónsdóttir started the concert with the song Kall sat undir kletti by Jórunn Viðar. She then sang Fuglinn í fjörunni by Jón Þórarinsson and then Farfuglarnir by Elísabet Jónsdóttir. Her interpretation was breathtaking, full of emotion, and the voice itself was bright and euphonious, but at the same time gentle. The same story can be said about other songs she sang later in the program. Bryndís sang the soprano solo in Mattheus Junior that is  a short theatrical adaptation of Bach’s Matthew Passion, with the aim to present the musical masterpiece to new audiences from the age of eight.  The performances will be in Grafarvogschurch and in Eldborg in Harpa Concerthall as well as an Opera Gala that was held in Eldborg with Icelandic Opera days.This summer she sang Pergolesi's Stabat Mater and Vivaldi's  Nulla In Mundo RV 630 in June in Vilinius under the baton of Christian Frattima. She sang the soprano solo in Orff's Carmina Burana in Liederhalle in Stuttgart in April 2022 under the baton of Heiko Mathias Förster with the Prague Royal Philharmonic and in Norðurljós in Harpa Concert Hall in May under the baton of Fjóla Kristín Nikulásdóttir.She sang in December 2021 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 and she performed in the Icelandic Opera‘s Lunchtime Concert Series, together with soprano, Heiðdís Hanna Sigurðardóttir.

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. She also performed Queen of the Night in Reaktorhalle in München in 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, Oscar in Verdi's Un Ballo in Maschera, Belinda in Purcell‘s Dido and Aeneas and Venus in John Blow's Venus and Adonis.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.

Bryndís will the Queen of the Night in 
Die Zauberflöte with The Iceland Symphony Orchestra in February 2023. The role of Counegonde from Bernstein's Candide in Theater Kiel in June 2023.
Bryndís will be returning to Liederhalle in Stuttgart to sing Carmina Burana  under the baton of Heiko Mathias Förster, sing three trio concerts with her trio along with Pamela Desensi and Gurrý Sigurðardóttir and sing a lunchtime concert with the Icelandic Opera in the spring of 2023.


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 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 is the recipient of several prizes.
In 2022 Bryndís was awarded the first prize in Nuevas Voces Competiton in Sevilla, Spain as well as she recieved the special prize Real Orquesta Sinfónica de Sevilla.
In  2021 Bryndís won the first prize in the Riccardo Zandonai competition in Garda, Italy and Danubia Talents Liszt Inernational Online Music Competition.
She was the winner of the 2018 Young Soloists Competition in Iceland and the winner of the 2018 Dušek competition.

She was also a semi-finalist in the International Hans Gabor Belvedere Singing Competition, Belvedere competition and in Neue Stimmen.


Updated: March 2022

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