Sigurður Árni Jónsson is an Icelandic composer of vocal and instrumental music and an avid conductor.
Jónsson’s music has been performed by numerous ensembles and choirs, including Musica Vitae (SE), Esbjerg Ensemble (DK), Caput Chamber Ensemble (IS) and Melodia chamber choir. He holds an advanced diploma in classical guitar from Hafnarfjörður School of Music and 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.
Jónsson’s music ranges from choral works and solo pieces to more expansive chamber and orchestral works, wherein harmony and sound are of the essence. Upcoming performances include the premier of a currently new work to be performed by the Norrköping Symphony Orchestra in their Kompositionsklasserna program and a debut at Ung Nordisk Musik in Reykjavík 2017.
Sigurður Árni Jónsson currently resides in Gothenburg, Sweden, where he is earning his master’s degree in composition at the Academy of Music and Drama, University of Gothenburg, under the tutelage of professors Ming Tsao and Ole Lutzow-Holm.