Hildur Guðnadóttir (is)

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In English

Hildur Guðnadóttir (born 1982) is an Icelandic cello player, composer and singer who has been manifesting herself at the forefront of experimental pop and contemporary music. In her solo works she draws out a broad spectrum of sounds from her instrument, ranging from intimate simplicity to huge soundscapes. Hildur Guðnadóttir began playing cello as a child, studied at the Reykjavík Music Academy and then moved on to musical studies/composition and new media at the Iceland Academy of the Arts and Universität der Künste in Berlin. Hildur has released three critically acclaimed solo albums and has composed music for theatre, dance pieces and films. The Icelandic Symphony Orchestra, Icelandic National Theatre, Tate Modern, The British Film Institute, The Royal Swedish Opera in Stockholm and Gothenburg City Theatre are amongst the institutions that have commissioned works by Hildur. She won Gríman (the Icelandic Theatre Award) in 2011, for her music for King Lear. In 2012 she was nominated for the Robert Prize (Danish Film Award) for her original score for A Hijacking.

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Hildur Guðnadóttir (født 1982) er en islandsk cellist, komponist og sanger. Hun er en frontfigur inden for eksperimenterende pop og nutidig musik. I hendes soloværker udfolder hun et bredt spektrum af lyde fra sit instrument, lige fra intim enkelthed til kolossale lydlandskaber. Hildur Guðnadóttir begyndte at spille cello som barn. Hun studerede først på Reykjavík Music Academy, og derefter begyndte hun at studere musik/komposition og nye medier på Iceland Academy of the Arts og Universität der Künste in Berlin. Hildur har udgivet tre anmelderroste soloalbums. Hun har desuden komponeret musik til teaterstykker, danseforestillinger og film. Islands symfoniorkester, Islands nationalteater, Tate Modern, The British Film Institute, Kungliga Operan i Stockholm og Göteborgs Stadsteater er nogle af de institutioner, som har opført Hildurs værker. Hun vandt en Gríman (den islandske teaterpris) i 2011 for sin musik til King Lear. I 2012 blev hun nomineret til en Robert for sin originale filmmusik til Kapringen.