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Egill Ólafsson

Egill Ólafsson

Egill Ólafsson

Egill is a freelance artist of a versatility rarely met with. Hestudied at The Reykjavík Conservatory 1970-1976, singing andcomposition. He has taken master classes with Per Raben, Jukka Linkola,Pierre Dörge, Jo Estill, Oren Brown., Thorsten Föllinger to mention afew.

He is well known to Icelandic audience as an actor,singer and composer. As an actor he has apeared in over twenty featurefilms mostly in leading roles as well as in several TV - films.

Hehas been as a principal in many theatre plays and musicals. Justrecently he did Fred Graham in Kiss Me Kate, at the City Theatre inReykjavik. He has done Sky Masterson in Guys And Dolls, Jean Valjean inLes Miserable (he joined the 10th anniversary concert of Les Mis at theRoyal Albert Hall 1996) Peron in Evita and Escamillo in Carmen Negrafor The Icelandic Opera.
His songwriters output contains fourmusicals, music for eight films, six plays, two ballets, three albumsof solo pieces, and two albums of arrangements of Icelandic folk music.He has also worked with Icelands most popular bands through the years,Studmenn and The Icelandic Hobgoblins (Thursaflokkurinn) both as asongwriter and singer.

The year 2000 Egill worked with BjornThoroddsen (guitar) and his trio. The same year Reykjavik (capital ofIceland) was one of Europes Cultural Cities and Egill and Bjorn's Triotravelled to Canada, USA, Russia, Finland, Spain and Norway because ofthis, representing Icelandic music.

Egill has been in allkinds of musical productions and has worked with people like LilLindfors, Nils Henning Örsted Petersen, Tommy Körberg, Jukka Linkola,Anglaspel/ Stefan Forssén, Lars Storck, Ingrid Kindem, FostbrothersMans Choir, Reykjaviks Female Choir, Reykjaviks Brass Ensamble, TheIcelandic Symphony Orchestra, The National Philharmonics Of Lithuania.
Lastyear and this year Egill was working as a composer and singer in aproduction for The Norwegian State Consert promoters,(Rikskonserterne). The production "Ægir" turnéed around in Norway infall 2001and spring 2003.

Honours: Egils album Tifa Tifa wasselected as " the best album in 1991" by the RúV (State Radio), Artiststipendium from the Icelandic State 1979, awarded one of three bestartists at The National Theatre in Iceland 1996. Got the Critics Award,as the best singer in field of popular music 1999.

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