HA COLLABORATO CON ARTISTI E COMPOSITORI DI FAMA MONDIALE.
ATTIVO DAL 1982 E TUTTORA SOTTO LA DIREZIONE
ANNUNCIA LA PUBBLICAZIONE DI ‘COME AND BE JOYFUL’
UNA COLLEZIONE DI BRANI ISLANDESI FOLK,
CON L’AGGIUNTA DI DUE COLLABORAZIONI CON BJORK
ÞORGERÐUR INGÓLFSDÓTTIR studied music in Iceland, the United States, Austria, and England. She has received many prizes and awards, including the Prize of Optimism from Brøste in Copenhagen in 1983 and an award from Leonie Sonnings Music Fund in 1975. She was awarded the Order of the Knight of the Falcon by the President of Iceland in 1985 for her pioneering musical work in Iceland. In 1992 the Icelandic Performing Rights Society (STEF) granted her special recognition for the performance of Icelandic choral music. In 1992 the King of Norway appointed her a Commander of the Royal Order of Merit. In 2000 she was the director of the Voices of Europe, a multi-national youth choir made up of singers from each of that year’s nine European Cities of Culture. The choir performed throughout Europe to outstanding reviews. In 2008 Þorgerður was made an honorary member of the Society of Icelandic Musicians and in 2012 she was appointed Reykjavík City´s Honorary Artist. In 2013 she received the Honorary Award of the Icelandic Music Awards, and in 2016 she was presented with a Special Recognition Award from the University of Iceland’s School of Education, for her outstanding achievement as teacher. In 2018 she was awarded honorary citizenship of the city of Reykjavík.