composer for project 2022

Örfnólf Eldon

Örfnólf Eldon earned his Bachelor degree in composition from the Iceland Academy of the Arts in 2015 with Prof. Atli Ingólfsson; his Masters degree in composition at the Hochschule für Musik Theater und Medien Hannover under Prof. Ming Tsao, Joachim Heintz and Gordon Williamson in 2018. In 2014-15 he did an Erasmus exchange semester in Tallinn at the Estonian Academy of Music where he studied with Helena Tulve. His music has been performed by performers such as the Hamrahlíð choir (IS), Neue Vocalsolisten Stuttgart (DE), CAPUT ensemble (IS), NeoN-ensemble (NO), Ensemble MusikFabrik (DE) and Zagros Ensemble (FI). In 2017, along with the trombonist Marie Nøkleby Hanssen, he received the 'Klaus Huber Kompositionspreis für Elektronik mit Instrumenten' price, for his composition 'square without corners'. He has received grants from the Composers' fund of the Icelandic National Broadcasting Service (RÚV/STEF), the Musica Nova-fund in Iceland and from the Icelandic Center for Reasearch (RANNÍS) for working on his compositions. He has furthermore conducted research on the pioneers of modern music in Iceland: Þorkell Sigurbjörnsson (1938-2013) and Jón Nordal (1926-), with funding from RANNÍS and the Memorial Fund of Halldór Hansen.