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Composer: Þorvaldsdóttir, Anna (b. 1977)

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Year of birth1977
NationalityIceland
Period20th century
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NorrköpingJohan Dalene in virtuoso concert

© Nikolaj Lund Johan Dalene, violin.
Larsson Gothe, Thorvaldsdóttir, Barber, Beethoven
Norrköping Symphony Orchestra; Daniel Blendulf; Johan Dalene

New York CityEnsemble Connect

© Jennifer Taylor
Bach, Thorvaldsdóttir, Dvořák
Wilden Dannenberg; Ensemble Connect; Leo Sussman; Tamara Winston; Noemi Sallai

StockholmIcelandic Piano Power

Thorvaldsdóttir, Bjarnason, Tchaikovsky
Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra; Gustavo Gimeno; Víkingur Ólafsson

ReykjavikDark Music Days

Meredith, Thorvaldsdóttir, Jónsdóttir, Pálsson, Jacques, Sigfúsdóttir
Iceland Symphony Orchestra; Daníel Bjarnason; Hallfríður Ólafsdóttir; Martin Kuuskmann; Mario Caroli; Iceland Symphony Youth Orchestra

ReykjavikTwo Symphonies and a Toccata

Eiríksdóttir, Hauksson, Thorvaldsdóttir, Speight
Iceland Symphony Orchestra; Anna-Maria Helsing
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A world première and a subscription debut with New York Philharmonic

Esa-Pekka Salonen © Clive Barda
In her newest work, Metacosmos, Anna Thorvaldsdóttir proves again to be an artist of deep originality.
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Nordic, but not noir: Salonen and the Philharmonia

Anna Thorvaldsdóttir © Kristinn Ingvarsson
In its opening concert of the season, the Philharmonia gave two of Sibelius' symphonies with two modern pieces by a pair of Iceland's finest young composers, which made for rewarding listening.
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Invigorating winds tear into David Geffen Hall

Anna Thorvaldsdóttir © Saga Sigurdardóttir
The origins of chamber music lie in a wish for music that could fit within a small room. On display at the New York Philharmonic last Friday were recent contributions that wished for the opposite.
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Iceland Symphony Orchestra in Gothenburg

Víkingur Ólafsson © Ari Magg
The Iceland Symphony Orchestra's tour to the acoustically excellent Göteborgs konserthus in Sweden for a concert of Sibelius, Strauss and Thorvaldsdóttir was an obvious success, demonstrating an orchestral sound that deserves to be heard abroad more often. 
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Sweet Thunder Festival, Day Two: International Contemporary Ensemble

On the second night of the Sweet Thunder Electroacoustic Music Festival, Brooklyn based International Contemporary Ensemble presented a parade of short works by some of the genre’s stalwarts as well as a few newcomers.
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