Ingibjörg Ýr Skarphéðinsdóttir


Ingibjörg Ýr is a composer from Iceland. She studied at the Iceland Academy of the Arts with Hróðmar I. Sigurbjörnsson and Anna Thorvaldsdottir and graduated with a BA in 2016. She then did an internship with Anna Thorvaldsdottir in Britain the following winter. Ingibjörg Ýr has worked with various stage groups, dancers, chamber ensembles, choirs and filmmakers. Recently her works have been premiered by the Iceland Symphony Orchestra (as part of the YRKJA project) and the Reykjavík Chamber Orchestra.

She has received grants from the RÚV Composers Fund and The Icelandic Centre for Research’s Music Recording Fund. She won Best newcomer in the category of Contemporary Music at the Icelandic Music Awards 2019.

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