On Thursday, 2nd of August at 12 noon, Kári Þormar, the organist of Reykjavík Cathedral, plays works by Bach, Vierne, Tryggvi M. Baldvinsson, Böhm and Duruflé.
Admission is 2000 ISK.
Tickets may be purchased in Hallgrímskirkja one hour before the concerts or online on midi.is
After piano studies with Jónas Ingimundarson and organ studies
with Hörður Áskelsson, Kári Þormar moved to Germany where he
graduated with a church musician‘s diploma with distinction from
the Robert Schumann Hochschule in Düsseldorf. Hans-Dieter
Möller was his organ teacher and he studied choral and orchestra
conducting with Volker Hempfling.
Kári has given numerous organ concerts, both in Iceland and
abroad. He has performed at the Åland International Organ
Festival and the International Organ Festival in Mühlhausen,
Germany. He has paid particular attention to the works of the
French masters, his performances of which have received critical
acclaim. Kári has been very active in the Icelandic music scene as
an organist, pianist and choir conductor. As a conductor he was
nominated for the Icelandic Music Awards, along with the choir of
Áskirkja, Reykjavík, for the CD recording Það er óskaland íslenskt.
In 2010 Kári was appointed organist of Reykjavík Cathedral. He
is also the director of the MR Junior College Choir and teaches at
the Reykjavík College of Music.