Icelandic Contemporary Choral Music

Hreiðar Ingi Þorsteinsson – IS
H. I. Thorsteinsson (b.1978) graduated from the department of musical education at the Reykjavík College of Music in 2001 and obtained his bachelor ́s degree in composition from the Iceland Academy of the Arts in 2007. In 2008 Thorsteinsson completed a final examination in vocal studies from The Reykjavík Academy of Singing and Vocal Arts and the following year he completed two postgraduate diplomas, in composition and in choral conducting, from JAMK University of Applied Science in Jyväskylä, Finland. Thorsteinsson then sought further education in Estonia, at the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre, where he completed his master ́s degree in composition with distinction in 2011. Thorsteinsson currently conducts two choirs in Reykjavík: The Choir of Hamrahlíð College and Hljómeyki.