Iceland, 1967
Composer

Thurídur Jónsdóttir completed her studies at the Reykjavik Conservatory of music. In 1989 she moved to Bologna, studying composition with A. Solbiati, C. Landuzzi, A. Guarnieri, F. Donatoni and L. Camilleri, and receiving diplomas in flute, composition and electronic music from the G. B. Martini Conservatory. Her work Raudur Hringur for choir, soloists and electronics was nominated for the Icelandic Music Prize for classical works. As a first prize winner in the Zucchelli competition she wrote a work for orchestra and electronics, Flow and Fusion, which was performed in Bologna in 2001 and which was played by the Icelandic Symphony Orchestra in February 2004. Her compositions are frequently performed at festivals in Iceland and Europe such as Présences in Paris, Musica Nova in Copenhagen, OENM in Salzburg, Futuri in Verona, Bologna 2000 and Musica su più dimensioni in Palermo. Jónsdóttir has frequently tackled the relation between acoustic and electronic sounds. Her activity as a performer has provided her with means to explore this relation extensively. As a flutist she has collaborated with the Toscanini Symphony Orchestra, the orchestra of the Teatro Comunale in Bologna, and with numerous smaller ensembles, many dedicated to the performance of contemporary music.