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Popular Romantic Lieder

Sunday Classics

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Kristín Ragnhildur Sigurðardóttir and Arnhildur Valgarðsdóttir will perform popular classical romantic german lieder by Franz Schubert, Richard Strauss and Gabriel Fauré. Kristín and Arnhildur have worked together for years and performed together both in Reykjavík and the countryside.


Kristín Ragnhildur Sigurðardóttir began her music studies in Tónskóli Sigursveins D. Kristinssonar, and finished 8th grade from Söngskólinn í Reykjavík 1993. Her teacher was Ragnheiður Guðmundsdóttir. In 1993-1996 Kristin studied opera singing in Italy with Rina Malatrasi. In 2001 she completed her singing-teachers diploma (LRSM) from Söngskólinn í Reykjavík with Þuríður Pálsdóttir. She performed some operatic roles with the Óperustúdíó Austurlands. She has performed with choirs, various orchestras and chamber-groups. Kristin currently works as a singer and singing teacher at Söngskólinn í Reykjavík since 2017.

Arnhildur Valgarðsdóttir began her piano studies at 7 years old at The Music School of Kópavogur and two years later at the Akureyri Music School from where she finished 8th grade, and worked for a while as a piano player for example at the Akureyri Theater. Then she went to the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, from which Arnhildur graduated in 1995 with a BA degree and a CPGS diploma in piano with singing as a second subject. Arnhildur is very active in Icelandic music life and works both independently as a pianist and in collaboration with various musicians. She has performed in numerous concerts both in Iceland and abroad. Arnhildur graduated with a church organist degree from the icelandic national church music school in 2010 and works an organist and a choir director at Fella and Hólakirkja Church. In addition, Arnhildur has performed a lot of solo pieces for piano by the composer Leoš Janácek. Arnhildur is a musician in constant development and has now expanded her range, pursuing jazz piano studies and singing.

Classical Sundays / Schedule Winter 2019 – 2020

September 2019

08.09.2019 Passion and Malice

15.09.2019 Women of Note

29.09. 2019 The Chamber Music Society #1: Brahms & Tanyev

October 2019

06.10.2019 Camerarctica – Mozart arias and Brahms

20.10.2019 The Chamber Music Society #2: Mozart & Schumann 

27.10.2019 Reykjavík Chamber Orchestra – Three Frenchmen and Schumann

November 2019

03.11.2019 Icelandic Songs with Ragnheiður Gröndal

10.11.2019 Sólveig Thoroddsen – The Harp in Harp

17.11.2019 The Chamber Music Society #3 – Camerarctica

24.11.2019 Sonatas for Cello and Piano

December 2019

08.12.2019 Reykjavík Chamber Orchestra Christmas Concert

January 2020

19.01.2020 The Chamber Music Society #4 – Kodály and Rakhmaninov

26.01.2020: Popular Romantic Lieder

February 2020

02.02.2020 Brák Baroque Ensemble

09.02.2020 Stirni Ensemble

16.02.2020 Hulda Jónsdóttir and Gudrun Dalia

16.02.2020 Anna Sóley Ásmundsdóttir and Ensemble

23.02.2020 Suites and Waltzes from East and West

March 2020

01.03.2020 Cauda Collective

08.03.2020 The Chamber Music Society #5 – Siggi String Quartet

15.03.2020 The Chamber Music Society #6 – Weinberg and Shostakovich

22.03.2020: Björk Níelsdóttir and Matthildur Anna – Total Chaos

29.03.2020 Reykjavík Chamber Orchestra – Beethoven for 250 years

April 2020

13.04.2020 Minua Jazz Trio

19.04.2020 Bach and the Children – Icelandic Strings

May 2020

03.05.2020 Brahms – Zemlinsky – Alma Mahler

10.05.2020 String Quartets

24.05.2020 Brák Baroque Ensemble