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Anna Thorvaldsdottir


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    In the Light of Air: I. Luminance - International Contemporary Ensemble
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    In the Light of Air: III. Existence - International Contemporary Ensemble
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    In the Light of Air: II. Serenity - International Contemporary Ensemble
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    In the Light of Air: IV. Remembrance - International Contemporary Ensemble
Anna Thorvaldsdottir’s music is composed as much by sounds and nuances as by harmonies and lyrical material.
It is written as an ecosystem of sounds and materials that are carried from one performer, or performers, to the next throughout the progress of a work - all materials continuously grow in and out of each other.
Anna’s music is frequently performed internationally and has been featured at several major venues and music festivals, such as Lincoln Center's Mostly Mozart Festival in NYC, the Composer Portraits Series at NYC's Miller Theatre, the Leading International Composers series at the Phillips Collection in Washington DC, Big Ears Festival, Spitalfields Music Festival, Nordic Music Days, Ultima Festival, and the Kennedy Center in DC. Anna is the recipient of the Nordic Council Music Prize 2012, the New York Philharmonic's Kravis Emerging Composer Award in 2015, and Lincoln Center’s 2018 Emerging Artist Award and 2018 Martin E. Segal Award.
Some of the orchestras and ensembles that have performed Anna's work include International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE), New York Philharmonic, Los Angeles Philharmonic, London's Philharmonia Orchestra, Iceland Symphony Orchestra, Ensemble Intercontemporain, NDR Elbphilharmonie, Bang on a Can All-Stars, San Francisco Symphony, the Bavarian Radio Choir, Münchener Kammerorchester, Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra, and BBC Symphony Orchestra.
Anna holds a PhD from the University of California in San Diego.


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