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Eggert Pálsson (´60) studied percussion and piano at the Reyjavík Conservatory of Music and further more at The Music University in Wien in Austria. He has been the first percussionist of the Icelandic Symphony Orchestra since 1987.
Along he has taught in various Music schools and been member of different music groups e.g. Kammersveit Reykjavíkur, Caput, Benda, La Capella, Wiener Bach-solisten and more. He is one of the founding members of Voces Thules.
Einar Jóhannesson was born in Iceland and studied the clarinet at The Reykjavík College of Music and The Royal College of Music in London. Apart from singing with Voces Thules he holds the position of principal clarinet in
The Iceland Symphony Orchestra and is a founding member of The Reykjavík Wind Quintet. He has toured widely as a clarinet player and recorded for the Merlin, Chandos and BIS labels.
He has been active as a singer in Iceland as a soloist in the Icelandic Opera, with various singing groups and choirs and on various occasions. He has been a member of Voces Thules since 1997.
Guðlaugur Viktorsson did his musical study in The Music College of Akureyri and in the Reyjavík Conservatory of Music where he finished his degree as a musical instructor. Also he did finish his degree at Reykjavík Academy of Singing and Vocal Arts.
He has had his carrier as a singing instructor and a director of different choirs, e.g. the Mail Choir of Keflavík, The Reykjavík Police Choir and the choir of The Reykjavík High School. Along this he has worked as a musician in the Church of Grafarvogur in Reykjavík.
He has performed as a singer, a conductor and a chamber musician on concerts in Iceland and abroad. Guðlaugur is one of the founding members of Voces Thules.
Sigurður Halldórsson studied in Reykjavík with Gunnar Kvaran and in London at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, with Raphael Sommer. He has appeared as soloist in various festivals in Europe, in films and theatrical performances as well as solo appearances with orchestras. His repertoire includes all the major works for the solo ‘cello. For two decades he has been one of the most active chamber music player in Iceland.
He is a member of the contemporary music ensemble CAPUT, sextet Camerarctica and a singer with the group Voces Thules, which specialises in Icelandic Mediaeval music. He also collaborates with some of the most acclaimed musicians in the experimental jazz and improvised music sector in Iceland.
Since 1983, Sigurður has worked with the pianist Daníel Thorsteinsson, performing many of the major works from the cello and piano repertoire, in Europe, North America as well as in Iceland. He also works on regular bases with contemporary dancer Lovísa Ósk Gunnarsdóttir to explore the possibilities of the unity of dance and music on an equal level. Sigurður is an active performer of Early Music both solo and ensemble repertoire and has recorded concertos by Vivaldi with The Iceland Symphony Orchestra and Skalholt Bach Consort.
He has worked extensively with the Dutch violinist Jaap Schröder with whom he plays in the Skálholt string quartet. Sigurður was appointed artistic director of Skálholt Summer Concerts Festival in December 2004. He was appointed mentor, teacher and coordinator for Joint Music Masters in New Audiences and Innovative Practise at Iceland Academy of the Arts in 2008.
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Helma Weber Says:
October 4th, 2011 at %I:%M %p
Tak til den dejligt aften, den 1.10.2011 i Frankfurt…Jeres musik er vidunderlig. Jeg har haft god fornøjelse.
Og nu begynder Book-Fair, og jeg glæder mig på mange andre arrangementer i byen.