Halldór Bjarki Arnarson
Halldór Bjarki Arnarson is an Icelandic musician exploring diverse fields of the art. He studied in Hannover and the Hague, emerging in 2020 with 2 Bachelor’s degrees in the subjects french horn and harpsichord. In July 2022, Halldór finished his Master’s degree in historical keyboards from Schola Cantorum Basiliensis with highest distinction and there he goes on to pursue specialised studies in improvisation.
Besides being a keyboardist and a horn player, Halldór sings and plays traditional Icelandic instruments in the family band Spilmenn Ríkínís. He has also been active as a composer throughout his life, and his list of works includes electronic and acoustic music, spanning from solo to orchestral pieces. His ensemble Amaconsort has received numerous awards, most notably the first prize in the renowned Van Wassenaer Competition 2021, Utrecht. Halldór has performed all across Europe on occasions such as Listahátíð í Reykjavík, Laus Polyphoniae Antwerp, Engadin Festival and Lucerne Festival.