Sigrún Hardardóttir, born in 1990, started her violin studies at the age of three. She graduated with a B.Mus degree in violin playing from the Icelandic Academy of Arts in 2011. Sigrún continued her studies in Berlin, Germany and Colorado, USA and graduated with a M.Mus degree in violin playing from the Lamont School of Music in 2014.
Sigrún has participated in various courses and music festivals, f.x. in the United States, Germany and Switzerland. She has been an artist in residency at Jiwar in Barcelona and Centre Pompadour in France.
She's received awards and grants for her music making from f.x. the Joe Docksey fund, the City of Reykjavík, the Icelandic music fund, the Icelandic art salary and the Icelandic innovation fund. She received a scholarship from the Docktor International Scholarship fund to complete her masters degree in Denver.
As a violinist she has played with groups like Skark, Caput, Cauda Collective and Sinfonia Nord, and played in studio recordings for artists like Björk and Ólafur Arnalds, played soundtracks for movies and TV series, and recently played on the latest Samsung ringtone.
As an arranger Sigrún has arranged Icelandic folk music and traveled with her project KVÖLDVAKA around Iceland and to Portugal. She was nominated for the President's of Iceland's innovation award for her arrangements in 2015.
Sigrún has composed music for various theater productions that have been staged in Iceland, Greenland, England and Scotland.