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Haflidi Hallgrímsson

Publisher: Chester Music

(Cello Concerto) ...exquisitely-textured structure ... [it] is a work of haunting beauty. Instantly characterised by its slow, soft, deep pulsing tread, the concerto...generates an unfailingly evocative sound world...The music is superbly sustained in its overall mood... a delicately-orchestrated cloud of soft, magical sound, is amazing, ethereal and mesmeric. - Michael Tumelty, The Herald


Hallgrímsson's music is characterized by rhythm and by a differentiated play with tone colors... done with outstanding craftsmanship. - Lübecker Nachrichten
Key Works:
Career Highlights:
  • 2002-6 fellowship from NESTA to work on two chamber operas
  • 1997-8 Composer-in-Residence with the Icelandic Symphony Orchestra
  • 1994 premiere of Rima at the opening of the Winter Olympic Games
  • 1968-74 Nordic Council Music Prize for Poemi
  • 1958-67 studied cello in Reykjavik, Rome and London