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Icelandic composer and teacher Anna Thorvaldsdóttir was born on 11 July 1977. She studied cello and began composing when young. She studied composition at the Iceland Academy of the Arts and then studied at the University of California San Diego in the USA.
She has been commissioned by major organisations such as the Berliner Philharmoniker, Carnegie Hall, Ensemble Intercontemporain and the Los Angeles Philharmonic, and has written a series of major orchestral works, including Aeriality, Metacosmos, Catamorphosis and Archora.
She is composer-in-residence with the Iceland Symphony Orchestra but lives in Surrey, UK.
Ensemble. A World-class Orchestra - Mike Wheeler is impressed by the Iceland Symphony Orchestra and chief conductor Eva Ollikainen
Ensemble. Undeniably Exciting - Mike Wheeler listens to Bizet, Ravel, Debussy, Anna Thorvaldsdottir, Sibelius and Walton from Jean-Efflam Bavouzet, Yan Pascal Tortelier and the Iceland Symphony Orchestra