Chamber Music Festival 6th-8th August 2010

THE KIRKJUBÆJARKLAUSTUR CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL

The 20th edition of the annual Kirkjubaejarklaustur Chamber Music Festival will take place in the Kirkjuhvoll Community Center in Kirkjubaejarklaustur, South Iceland
on 6-8 August 2010.

The concerts give people a good chance to enjoy classical music and the beauty of nature in the same place. They have been very popular since the beginning and due to limited accommodation in the vicinity of Kirkjubaejarklaustur guests are advised to book accommodation in advance. The festival is organized by The Skaftárhreppur Cultural Committee  and the artistic director is the Icelandic mezzo-soprano Guðrún Jóhanna Ólafsdóttir.

The history of the Kirkjubaejarklaustur Chamber Music Festival


The Kirkjubaejarklaustur Chamber Music Festival was founded by pianist Edda Erlendsdóttir. The first festival took place on 16 to 18 August 1991 and it has been running yearly ever since. More than a hundred international musicians have performed in the festival. Edda Erlendsdóttir was the artistic director of the festival from the beginning until the year 2006, when mezzo-soprano Gudrún Jóhanna Ólafsdóttir took over. Many of the concerts have been recorded by the Icelandic National Broadcasting Service. A list of musicians who have performed in the festival can be seen here below.

This years musicians:

Elfa Rún Kristinsdóttir, violin
Helga Þóra Björgvinsdóttir, violin
Þórunn Ósk Marinósdóttir, viola
Margrét Árnadóttir, chello
Edda Erlendsdóttir, piano
Francisco Javier Jáuregui, guitar
Guðrún Jóhanna Ólafsdóttir, vocals and artistic director.

List of musicians who have performed in the chamber music festival:
Anna Guðný Guðmundsdóttir, píanó
Auður Hafsteinsdóttir, fiðla
Ágúst Ólafsson, barítón
Ásdís Valdimarsdóttir, lágfiðla
Áshildur Haraldsdóttir, flauta
Ástríður Alda Sigurðardóttir, píanó
Bergþór Pálsson, baritón
Björn Thoroddsen, gítar
Brjánn Ingason, fagott
Bryndís Björgvinsdóttir, selló
Bryndís Halla Gylfadóttir, selló
Caput
Christophe Beau, selló
Claudio Puntin, klarínetta
Dominique de Williencourt, selló
Edda Erlendsdóttir, píanó
Egill Ólafsson, söngur
Einar Jóhannesson, klarínetta
Einar Steen-Nökleberg, píanó
Elena Jáuregui, fiðla
Eyjólfur Eyjólfsson, tenór
Finnur Bjarnason, tenór
Francisco Javier Jáuregui, klassískur gítar
Geir Inge Lotsberg, fiðla
Gerður Gunnarsdóttir, fiðla
Gerrit Schuil, píanó
Georg Klütsch, fagott
Gísli Stefánsson, barítón
Greta Guðnadóttir, fiðla
Guðjón Halldór Óskarsson, kórstjóri
Guðmundur Kristmundsson, lágfiðla
Guðni Franzson, klarínetta
Guðný Guðmundsdóttir, fiðla
Guðríður St. Sigurðardóttir, píanó
Guðrún Hrund Harðardóttir, lágfiðla
Guðrún Jóhanna Ólafsdóttir, mezzósópran
Guðrún Th. Sigurðardóttir, selló
Gunnar Guðbjörnsson, tenór
Gunnar Kvaran, selló
Gunnar Þórðarson, gítar
Hávarður Tryggvason, kontrabassi
Helga Þórarinsdóttir, lágfiðla
Jorge Chaminé, baritón
Joseh Ognibene, horn
Jón Rafnsson, kontrabassi
Jónas Ingimundarson, píanó
Karlakór Suðurlands
Kristinn H. Árnason, gítar
Luc Tooten, selló
Marie-Francoise Bucquet, píanó
Matej Sarc, óbó
Michael Guttman, fiðla
Michael Stirling, selló
Mona Kontra, píanó
Nína Margrét Grímsdóttir, píanó
Norma Fisher, píanó
Olivier Manoury, bandoneon
Ólafur Kjartan Sigurðarson, barítón
Ólöf Kolbrún Harðardóttir, sópran
Pálína Árnadóttir, fiðla
Peter Tomkins, óbó
Pétur Grétarsson, slagverk
Pétur Jónasson, klassískur gítar
Rannveig Fríða Bragadóttir, mezzósópran
Richard Simm, píanó
Richard Talkowsky, selló
Robert Brightmore, klassískur gítar
Scott Ballantyne, selló
Selma Guðmundsdóttir, píanó
Sesselja Kristjánsddóttir, mezzósópran
Sif Tulinius, fiðla
Signý Sæmundsdóttir, sópran
Sigrún Eðvaldsdóttir, fiðla
Sigrún Hjálmtýsdóttir, sópran
Sigurbjörn Bernharðsson, fiðla
Sigurður Flosason, saxófónn
Sigurður Bjarki Gunnarsson, selló
Sigurgeir Agnarsson, selló
Sigurlaug Eðvaldsdóttir, fiðla
Sólrún Bragadóttir, sópran
Stefán Jón Bernharðsson, horn
Steinunn Birna Ragnarsdóttir, píanó
Svava Bernharðsdóttir, lágfiðla
Tríó Nordica
Una Sveinbjarnardóttir, fiðla
Unnur Sveinbjarnardóttir, lágfiðla
Víkingur Heiðar Ólafsson, píanó
Vovka Stefán Ashkenazy, píanó
Zbigniew Dubik, fiðla
Zoltan Toth, lágfiðla
Þóra Einarsdóttir, sópran
Þórunn Ósk Marinósdóttir, lágfiðla