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Gulli Björnsson - guitar and electronics “Frostwork"

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Gulli Bjornsson is an emerging guitarist and composer who’s music extends from classical guitar music to electronic music, film scores, music for laptops and compositions that blend electronics, acoustic instruments and visuals in a variety of contexts. Gulli is currently working on his debut album for: guitar, strings and laptop. Gulli began his musical studies at the Music School of Kópavogur. He moved to New York in 2010 and studied guitar with David Leisner in the Manhattan School of Music and finished two masters degrees at the Yale School of Music, studying with Benjamin and Konrad Kaczmarek. Recently his music has been performed in venues such as Carnegie Hall, 92nd Street Y, Le poisson rouge, Centre Culturen Canadian Paris, Purdue Convocations and Krannert Center. His recent projects include composing the score for the film Elegy for the Time Being by the Viatnemese director Tram Luong, and two compositions for virtual reality glasses: Satallite, Reah and Skari. Gulli is currently working on his first album featuring his own compositions for guitar, string quartet and laptop/electronics.
The HARPA Welcome Series

presents home concerts with young musicians. It reaches out to those who have recently finished their studies abroad, inviting them to introduce themselves and their accomplishments to the audience at home, thus giving them a platform and an opening into professional life as musicians. Some young artists create their professional ground abroad and this series offers a possibility for our audience to follow their progress. Others come home to nurture other young talents and play a part in the extensive Icelandic musical scene. The Harpa Welcome Series shares with you our best young international Icelandic musicians: vocalists and instrumentalists, composers and ensembles of every genre — at home—in Reykjavik’s extraordinary Harpa Concert Hall.

Presented in cooperation with the Association of Icelandic Musicians.

The concerts are a part of Harpa´s Classical Sundays series and take place at 4 pm in the open space on the first floor.