Þórir Jóhannsson Double Bassist, Reykjavík & Eyþór Ingi Jónsson organist, Akureyrarkirkja
Thursday August 10th 12 noon
Music by:G.F. Handel, Z. Kodály, Karólína Eiríksdóttir, Gísli Jóhann Grétarsson (Premiere), M. Bruch.
Double bassist Þórir Jóhannsson received his Post Graduate Diploma from
the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, England in 1992. He freelanced
as a musician in Denmark before returning to Iceland in the year 2000
when he joined the Iceland Symphony Orchestra. Þórir also teaches the double
bass at the Kópavogur Music School and is an active performer, playing both
as a soloist and chamber musician and has regularly performed with his quintet
in concerts of the esteemed “Kammermúsikklúbburinn”. Þórir has given world
premieres to pieces for the double bass alone, bass and piano and a concerto
for double bass and chamber orchestra.
Þórður Magnússon’s Rhapsodie per Contrabasso et Piano was given world
premiere in 2011. In 2016 Þórir made his first contribution to the Harpa
International Music Academy as a tutor.
Eyþór Ingi Jónsson attained the Cantor Diploma from National Church Music
School in Reykjavík in the spring of 1998. He then went to study at the Piteå
Acadamy of Music in Sweden, for four years in the Church Music Department
and for three years in the Concert Organist Department, with professor Hans-
Ola Ericsson. He studied choir conducting under professor Erik Westberg.
Eyþór Ingi is organist at the Akureyri Church. He founded and conducts the
Hymnodia Chamber Choir. His speciality is music from the seventeenth century
as well as contemporary music and improvisation, both for organ, and with
singers. Eyþór has given a number of concerts, both as a soloist at the organ
and with instrumentalists and choirs. Eyþór is Musical Director of the Holar
Baroque Festival, The Akureyri Church Music Festival Week and the Akureyri
Church Summer Concert season. He was appointed Akureyri Town Artist of
the Year 2011‒2012.
Tickets are sold in the foyer 1 hour before concert, 30 min concerts. Admission: 2000 ISK.