Composer Anna Thorvaldsdottir is one of the most distinctive voices in contemporary music. Her powerful and striking sound-world is deeply inspired by the landscape of her native Iceland, as she creates through her music both the delicacy and the immensity of constantly changing natural processes. Thorvaldsdottir’s “seemingly boundless textural imagination” (NY Times) has won her awards from the New York Philharmonic, Lincoln Center and Nordic Council.
Photo Kristinn Ingvarsson
Thorvaldsdottir has carved her own corner in contemporary music by creating symphonic works of sustained brilliance and considerable power
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Anna Thorvaldsdottir at Aldeburgh Festival
Pre-performance talk with Anna Thorvaldsdottir
An opportunity to hear an Aldeburgh Festival featured composer Anna Thorvaldsdottir talk about her work including the evening’s performance of her elemental new work, Metacosmos.
Peter Pears Recital Room, Snape Maltings
BBC Philharmonic II
Be swept up by a stirring trio of powerful orchestral works by Britten, Tchaikovsky and Aldeburgh Festival featured composer, Anna Thorvaldsdottir.
Snape Maltings Concert Hall