The Origin of Sound in the Human Body

Jón Þorsteinsson – IS

Workshop: The origin of sound in the human body

Jón Þorsteinsson uses the so-called Lichtenberger methodology on the origin of sound in the human body. This is a functional method developed at the Lichtenberger Institut in Germany. The method is based on the complete and natural development of the voice as sound and the separation of sound and tone without external interference having too much effect.

About Jón Þorsteinsson – IS

Jón Þorsteinsson studied singing with Marit Isene at the University of Music in Oslo in Norway, at Det Jyske Musikkonservatorium in Aarhus and with Arrigo Pola in Modena in Italy. He performed widely as a soloist as well as a choir singer in radio and opera choirs. Jón worked in the Netherlands from 1980 and sang over 40 roles at the time at the Dutch State Opera as well as in oratorio and poetry performances. He was also a member of the Opera Studio of the Dutch State Opera from 1982 to 1985. Jón was guided by the Dutch singer Aafje Heynis from 1986-1995 and in 1982 he started teaching himself. Since 1993 he has focused on singing lessons, voice training and pedagogy and in 2008-2018, he worked as a professor in singing at the University of Music in Utrecht in the Netherlands. From 1998- 2003 and from 2008 to 2010, Jón studied at the Lichtenberg Institut für angewandte Stimmphysiologie. He has held master classes since 1985 all over Iceland and in recent years in Ólafsfjörður, the Netherlands, Germany, Denmark, the USA and Belgium. He also taught for several years at the Jette Parker Young Artist Program at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden in London.