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Welcome home series – Sunday Classics

Einar Bjartur Egilsson, pianist

Þessi viðburður er liðinn

Pianist Einar Bjartur Egilsson plays works by Schubert, Rachmaninov and his own compositions in a program that reflects the stillness and calm one experiences in autumn and the capricious winds that so often ensue.

Einar Bjartur Egilsson, born in 1988, is an active all-round pianist and composer of contemporary classical music. His music is partly inspired by his memories of the Icelandic landscape and his personal hikes through Icelandic nature. His compositions can be characterized by neoclassical and ambient influences.
Einar started studying piano at the age of seven in Reykjahlíð, Iceland. In 1997 he moved to the capital Reykjavík, where he continued studying at the Music School of Sigursveinn. After graduating high school – of which he spent a year in Brazil – and a few courses in Philosophy, Einar figured out for himself that when playing music he can travel closely towards the essence of life. So he decided to start his piano bachelor degree in 2010 with main teacher Peter Máté at the Iceland Academy of Arts. After that he did his master degree at the Maastricht Conservatory with dr. Katia Veekmans. In January of 2013 Einar performed Poulenc’s Piano concerto with the Icelandic Symphony Orchestra. Since 2010 he has been active accompanying singers and choirs in concerts and training – both in Iceland and the Netherlands. Recently he performed at the music festivals Nacht van Kunst en Kennis in Leiden and Musica Sacra in Maastricht.