Sif has been playing the violin since age 7 and graduated from the Reykjavik College of music in 1991 as a student of Guðný Guðmundsdóttir. Sif then went on to the U.S. to further her studies and earned a B.M. degree from Oberlin College, Ohio where her teachers were Almita and Roland Vamos. She finished her M.M. degree from New York under the guidance of Joyce Robbins and Joel Smirnoff. After graduation Sif embarked on a world tour with the pop star “Björk” after the release of the CD “Homogenic”. Sif has performed in music festivals in the U.S., Europe and Japan and has been active in performance of new music and worked closely with composers such as Sofia Gubaidulina and George Crumb. Sif has performed with numerous ensemble such as Ensemble Modern (Frankfurt), Oriol Ensemble (Berlin) and the Munchener Kammerorchester. Sif was recently hired as the second Concertmaster of the Iceland Symphony Orchestra.