Thursday July 12th at 12 noon flute player Pamela De Sensi and Steingrímur Þórhallsson, organist in Neskirkja in Reykjavík play recent works by Steingrímur himself, for the concert flute, the alto flute, the bass flute, the contrabass flute and organ. The program includes one première.
Admission is 2000 ISK.
Tickets are sold one hour before the concert in Hallgrímskirkja and on www.midi.is.
Pamela De Sensi studied the flute in Italy and received her MA in 2000 and her MA in
chamber music at the S Cecilie Conservatory in Rome in 2003, the same year she moved
to Iceland. She has taken part in many master classes and her concert activities have
brought her far and wide, to many European countries and to the USA and Mexico. Here in
Iceland she performs regularly as a soloist and in smaller groups at festivals such as Skálholt
Summer Concerts, Reykjavík Culture Night and the Reykjavík Festival. She has three times
been invited to the National Flute Association in New York, latest in 2015. This year she gave
a concert at the International Low Flute Festival in Washington DC, where her performance
of Icelandic music was highly acclaimed. Pamela De Sensi is one of the flutists that played
on Björk’s newest CD, UTOPIA.
Steingrímur Þórhallsson received his early musical education in his hometown of Húsavík.
In Reykjavík he completed his teacher’s diploma for the piano and the cantor diploma at the
Church of Iceland’s Music School in 1998 under the guidance of Marteinn H. Friðriksson.
That same year he moved to Rome to study at the Pontifictio Istituto di Musica Sacra and in
2001 he completed the Magistero di órgano. In 2002 Steingrímur was appointed organist
at Neskirkja in Reykjavík where he now also conducts three choirs. He has given many
concerts, both as an organist and with his choirs and has worked on numerous records
for many groups here in Iceland and abroad. During the last decade he has concentrated
more and more on composition. In 2012 he received his BA in composition and this spring
he received his MMus with the work Hulda, written for soprano solo, children’s choir, SATB
choir and orchestra.