Bryndis Gudjonsdottir soprano
The Icelandic soprano Bryndís Guðjónsdóttir is currently finishing her Master‘s Degree in Opera Performance at the Universität Mozarteum Salzburg, Austria, where she studies with Professor Michèle Crider, Alexander von Pfeil, and Gernot Sahler. She received her Bachelors Degree, summa cum laude, from the Universität Mozarteum in 2019. Prior to moving to Salzburg, Bryndís spent one year at the Iceland University of the Arts, where she worked with Thora Einarsdóttir, Kristinn Sigmundsson and Ólöf Kolbrún Harðardóttir.
Bryndís operatic credits include The Queen of the Night in Mozart‘s Die Zauberflöte at the Berlin Opera Academy conducted by Tom Seligman and directed by Katrin Hilbe. She also performed the same role in 2021 München directed by Waltraud Lehner here she was mentioned in the Süddeutsche Zeitung by Klaus Kalchschmid: ,, [...] muss man sich nicht nur vor den kristallinen Spitzentönen der isländischen Eis-Königin Bryndís Guðjónsdóttir und ihren Drei Damen auf dem Hoverboard in Acht nehmen."
Bryndís sang Giulietta in a version for coloratura in Offenbach's Les contes d‘Hoffmann, Servilia in Mozart's La clemenza di Tito and Mrs. Julian in Benjamin Britten's Owen Wingrave at the Universität Mozarteum Salzburg conducted by Gernot Sahler and directed by Alexander von Pfeil.
Her other operatic roles include Gilda in Verdi’s Rigoletto, Belinda in Purcell‘s Dido and Aeneas and Venus in John Blow's Venus and Adonis. In April 2020, Bryndís participated in The Icelandic Opera’s digital concert series, “Aria of the Day”, which aimed to bring opera to Icelanders during the COVID-19 crisis.
In addition to opera, Bryndís has been heard as soloist in various concert performances. In 2019 she sang the Soprano Solo in Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 at Harpa Concert Hall in Iceland with conductor Daniel Raiskin and the Icelandic Youth Orchestra. Additionally, she performed Berio’s song cycle, Folk Songs, under the baton of Michaelangelo Galeati at the Sala Santa Cecilia in Rome, at Harpa Concert Hall in Reykjavík, and at the Salurinn Concert Hall in Kópavogur, Iceland.
In 2018, Bryndís performed as a featured soloist with the Icelandic Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Daniel Raiskin, at Harpa Concert Hall and at the Gasteig in Munich with the Salzburg Orchester Solisten where she sang the Concert Aria No, che non sei capace K. 419 by W.A. Mozart, conducted by Hansjörg Albrecht and the Orchestersolisten Salzburg. She also performed in the Icelandic Opera‘s Lunchtime Concert Series, together with soprano, Heiðdís Hanna Sigurðardóttir.
Bryndís is the recipient of several prizes. She is a finalist in the International Hans Gabor Belvedere Singing Compeition that will be held in June 2021, she was the winner of the 2018 Young Soloists Competition of the Icelandic Symphony Orchestra in Iceland and the winner of the 2018 Dušek competition in Prag.
Bryndís is a receipient of the Söngmenntasjóður Marínós Péturssonar scholarship, the Halldór Hansen scholarship, the Ingjaldssjóður scholarship, Rotary scholarship, The Richard Wagner Scholarship in Icealnd and Gianna Szel scholarship from Austria.
She has participated in various Masterclasses and training programs such as the Berlin Opera Academy, Operalab, Eva Lind Musikakademie Tirol, Austrian Masterclasses, Northsea Vocal Academy and Operaworkshop Garðabær.