Guðni Franzson

Guðni Franzson - clarinet
Guðni Franzson – clarinet

Guðni graduated with a diploma in clarinet and composition from the Reykjavík College of Music 1984. His main teachers there were Mr. Einar Jóhannesson (clarinet) and Mr. Atli H. Sveinsson (composition). Later Guðni went to Holland, where he received a grant from the Dutch Culture Ministry and the Danish Léonie Sonnings fund, to study with George Pieterson, Walter Boeykens and Harry Sparnaay.

Gudni has appeared as a soloist throughout Europe, in Brazil, Canada and the former Soviet Union and has recorded numerous CDs both with classical and new music as well as folk music. In addition, he regularly records for Radio and Television. He is a co-founder and co-artistic director of CAPUT.

Gudni Franzson also works as a composer. He has written music for numerous theatre and dance productions, chamber music, music for children and music for unconventional instruments (e.t. ceramics). He has been active on the dance and theatre scene, works with groups like Pars Pro Toto, Bandamenn and at the Icelandic National Theatre.