Sigurður Halldórsson

Sigurður Halldórsson - cello
Sigurður Halldórsson – cello

Sigurður studied ´cello playing in Reykjavik with Gunnar Kvaran and in London at the Guildhall School with Raphael Sommer. He has appeared as a soloist in festivals, films, theatre productions and with orchestras ond has given numerous solo recitals. He recently published the CD “Monologue” with 20th century solo pieces for ´cello, including the sonata op. 8 by Kodály.

He is an active chamber musician. Apart from playing with CAPUT he works with “Camerarctica”, a small Icelandic chamber ensemble, and vocal group “Voces Thules” that specializes in medieval music from Iceland.

Sigurdur has played with CAPUT pianist Daniel Thorsteinsson since 1983. They have performed together widely in Europe and America as well as in Iceland, and have played much of the ´cello-piano repertoir. Most recently all 5 sonatas for piano and ´cello by Beethoven in Iceland, the Faroe Islands and Denmark.

Sigurdur playes the baroque ´cello and is a member of Skalholt Bach Consort. Last summer he played the complete suites of J.S. Bach in Skalholt Baroque and Contemporary Music Festival.