Sigurður Árni Jónsson is an Icelandic composer and conductor based in Sweden.
Jónsson’s music ranges from solo pieces and choral works to more expansive chamber and orchestral works. Current philosophical and musical subjects delve into matters of narrative, learned vs. innate perception, chaos and order, dissonance and harmony.
His music has been performed by ensembles including the Iceland Symphony Orchestra (IS), Norrköping Symphony Orchestra (SE), NorrlandsOperans Symphony Orchestra (SE), Musica Vitae (SE), Esbjerg Ensemble (DK), Norrbotten NEO (SE), Caput Ensemble (IS), Siggi String Quartet (IS), Ensemble Dasein (SE), Stirni ensemble (IS), Söngsveitin Fílharmónía (IS) and others. His works have been featured at events including Dark Music Days in Reykjavík 2017 and 2020, Ung Nordisk Musik 2017 and New Directions Festival 2016, and broadcasted by Icelandic (RÚV) and Swedish (SR) national radio services.
Jónsson holds a Bachelor’s degree from Iceland Academy of the Arts, where he studied composition with Hildigunnur Rúnarsdóttir and Tryggvi M. Baldvinsson and conducting with Gunnsteinn Ólafsson and Magnús Ragnarsson. From 2015 Sigurður studied composition on the Master’s level at the Academy of Music and Drama, University of Gothenburg, under the tutelage of professors Ming Tsao and Ole Lutzow-Holm, followed by another Master’s programme in conducting, at Piteå School of Music, Luleå University of Technology, with professors Petter Sundkvist and Erik Westberg.
Sigurður is currently a teacher of composition and music theory at Framnäs Folkhögskola and, since 2017, the conductor of Ensemble Dasein, an international new music ensemble based in Gothenburg. As conductor and co-artistic leader he has premiered numerous pieces by young eminent Nordic composers.