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 is the recipient of several prizes. In 2022 Bryndís was awarded the first prize of the XVIII Nuevas Voces 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 2018 she was the winner of the Young Soloists Competition in Iceland and the winner of the 2018 Dušek competition in Prague.
Bryndís sang the Queen of the Night in Die Zauberflöte with The Iceland Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Kornilios Michailidis in February 2023.
In march she returned to Seville to sing a solo recital, which can be read about in this webpage under "press".
She will sing a solo recital with the Icelandic Opera in the spring.
Bryndís will be singing Carmina Burana in Beethovensaal in Liederhalle, Stuttgart under the baton of Heiko Mathias Förster with Prague Royal Philharmonic in May. She will then perform a solo recital in Harpa Concerthall in Iceland in the summer within a series of concerts called "Welcome home".
In June Bryndís will sing the role of Counegonde from Bernstein's Candide in Theater Kiel in June 2023.
Bryndís operatic credits include the Queen of the Night in Mozart‘s Die Zauberflöte which she performed in 2023 with the Icelandic Symphony Orhcestra under the baton of Kornilios Michailidis, and in 2021 in Reaktorhalle in München 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."
,,[..] you have to watch out for the Cristal High notes of the Icelandic Ice-Queen Bryndís Guðjónsdóttir and her three ladies on the Hoverboard.
She also performed the role in 2019 at the Berlin Opera Academy, conducted by Tom Seligman and directed by Katrin Hilbe. She performed the role of the Mother in the children‘s opera Rabbi Rafmagnsheili with The Icelandic Opera in collaboration with CAPUT in Harpa Concerthall in 2022.
Her other roles are 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
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 J. Blow's Venus and Adonis.
Bryndís has been heard as a soloist in various concert performances.
In 2022 Bryndís sang an Operagala with Cristina Dominiquez Soprano and Mae Hayashi Mezzo soprano in Auditorio Nacional in Madrid, Spain accompanied by Manuel Burgueraz.
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: [...] The Soprano Bryndís Guðjónsdótti‘s interpretation was breathtaking, full of emotion, and the voice itself was bright and euphonious, but at the same time gentle. "
In 2022 Bryndís sang 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. The performance in Eldborg in Harpa Concerthall as well as an Opera Gala that was held in Harpa Concerthall 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.
In December 2021 she sang as a soloist with the Iceland Symphony Christmas Family Concert under the baton of Eva Ollikainen.
In 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 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 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.
Updated January 2023