Iceland // Vocals
Anna Jónsdóttir is an Icelandic soprano and voice artist, whose repertoire stretches from ancient times to the present. She is passionate about premiering new music, singing operatic arias and whatever else that touches her heart.
It was during her music residency at Art Omi that her deep interest in Icelandic indigenous music first manifested, as well as her desire to connect people, art and cultural heritage by performing the songs without accompaniment. As a result, she recorded the CD Var in a herring tank and a lighthouse. This was followed by two concert tours around Iceland, which featured Icelandic folk songs and storytelling in unusual places such as old factories, caves, craters, and nature. The tours then resulted in an artistic documentary short film in collaboration with Dragos Alexandrescu.
Collaboration across countries as well as arts disciplines and making connections is an important part of Anna's work. She is looking forward to upcoming collaborative projects, premieres of new works for solo voice, as well as working on the music of Wagner and Barber, and last but not least, working to intertwine her own music, poetry and art.
In her free time Anna likes to explore nature, write poetry, and take photos.
Why it is important for me to be a part of
Europe for Ukraine:
Having the opportunity to express empathy and love in cooperation with amazing artists is powerful and beautiful. It is important to show in word and deed that one cares. Being able to be a part of something bigger than oneself, a cog in a larger project. Not only to draw attention to and show solidarity with a nation that is experiencing suffering and despair but hopefully to be able to make a difference.
Photo: Andre Scollick