Hugi Gudmundsson

Wednesday, January 18th, 2012 - 1:44 pm


Hugi Gudmundsson (Iceland, 1977) studied composition at Reykjavik College of Music with Thorkell Sigurbjörnsson and Úlfar Ingi Haraldsson. In 2005 he finished a Masters degree in composition from the Royal Danish Academy of Music where he studied with Bent Sorensen, Hans Abrahamsen and Niels Rosing-Schow. He finished a second Masters degree (electronic music, Institute of Sonology, Netherlands) spring 2007.

Hugi Gudmundsson has been nominated four times for the Icelandic Music Awards and received the award in 2008 for his work Apocrypha for baroque ensemble and electronics.

Among international recognitions are recommendations in both categories at the International Rostrum of Composers 2006 in Paris for Eq. IV: Windbells. In 2010 his piece Händelusive received the same recommendation at the 2010 Rostrum in Lisbon as well as being nominated for the ISCM Young Composer Award in 2011.

Hugi Gudmundsson lives and works as a composer in Copenhagen, Denmark.