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Sigrún Eðvaldsdóttir

Sigrún Eðvaldsdóttir

Sigrún Eðvaldsdóttir

Sigrún began her violin studies at Tónmenntaskóli Reykjavíkur music school when she was five years old. She continued her violin studies at the Reykjavik Music Academy and graduated in 1984.

Sigrún then moved to the USA and studied the violin with tutors Roland and Almita Vamos and later Jascha Brodsky and Jaimee Laredo in Curtis Music University in Philadelphia.  She graduated with a B. M. degree in 1988. She was 1st violinist in the Miami string quartet in 1988-1990.

The quartet won first prize in the esteemed Fischoff Chamber Music Contest in 1989. Sigrún has taken part in many international violin contests and won 2nd prize in the Leopold Mozart contest in 1987.  She was in 5th place in the Carl Nielsen Contest in 1988, bronze medalist in the Sibelius Contest in 1990 and got 2nd prize in the Carl Flesch Contest in 1992.

She has performed in many venues as a soloist and chamber musician and has represented Iceland at many music festivals. She was hired as a concertmaster by the Icelandic Symphony  Orchestra while Guðný Guðmundsdóttir was on leave. Sigrún has also performed as a soloist with the Icelandic Symphony Orchestra on many occasions. Sigrún enjoyes playing new music and several composers have written music especially for her. She has also played on a few CD’s for labels ÍTM, Steinar and Chandos. In 1998 Sigrún received the Knight’s Cross of the Icelandic order of the Falcon for her achievement in music.   

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