Icelandic soprano, Bryndís Guðjónsdóttir, is currently pursuing her Master‘s Degree in Opera Performance at the Universität Mozarteum Salzburg, Austria, where she studies with Professor Michèle Crider, Alexander von Pfeil, and Gernot Sahler. She received her Bachelors Degree, summa cum laude, from the Universität Mozarteum in 2019. Prior to moving to Salzburg, Bryndís spent one year at the Iceland University of the Arts, where she worked with Thora Einarsdóttir, Kristinn Sigmundsson and Ólöf Kolbrún Harðardóttir.
Bryndís operatic credits include Giulietta in Offenbach’s “Les Contes d‘Hoffmann” and Mrs. Julian in Benjamin Britten’s “Owen Wingrave” at the Universität Mozarteum Salzburg and the Queen of the Night in Mozart‘s “Die Zauberflöte” at the Berlin Opera Academy, conducted by Tom Seligman and directed by Katrin Hilbe. Her other operatic roles include Gilda in Verdi’s “Rigoletto”, Belinda in Purcell‘s “Dido and Aeneas”, Venus in John Blow’s “Venus and Adonis”, and Tonina in Antonio Salieri‘s “Prima la musica e poi le parole”. In April 2020, Bryndís participated in The Icelandic Opera’s digital concert series, “Aria of the Day”, which aimed to bring opera to Icelanders during the COVID-19 crisis.
In addition to opera, Bryndís has been heard as a soloist in various concert performances. She most recently sang the Soprano Solo in Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 at Harpa Concert Hall in Iceland with conductor Daniel Raiskin and the Icelandic Youth Orchestra. She has performed in the Icelandic Opera‘s Lunchtime Concert Series, together with soprano, Heiðdís Hanna Sigurðardóttir. In 2018, Bryndís performed as a featured soloist with the Icelandic Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Daniel Raiskin, at Harpa Concert Hall and at the Gasteig in Munich with the Salzburg Orchester Solisten, conducted by Hansjörg Albrecht. Additionally, she performed Berio’s song cycle, “Folk Songs”, under the baton of Michelangelo Galeati at the Sala Santa Cecilia in Rome, at Harpa Concert Hall in Reykjavík, and at the Salurinn Concert Hall in Kópavogur, Iceland.
She has participated in various Masterclasses and training programs such as the Berlin Opera Academy, Operalab, Eva Lind Musikakademie Tirol, Austrian Masterclasses, Northsea Vocal Academy, and Operaworkshop Garðabær.
Bryndís is the recipient of several prizes. She was the winner of the 2018 Young Soloists Competition in Iceland, the winner of the 2018 Dušek competition, the recipient of the Söngmenntasjóður Marínós Péturssonar scholarship, the Halldór Hansen scholarship, the Ingjaldssjóður scholarship, Gianna Szel scholarship, and the Richard Wagner Scholarship.
Bryndís is a finalist in the International Hans Gabor Belvedere Singing Competition that will be held in 2021.