S12 – Shield 2

Exhibiting the new work Shield 2; installation with glass and sounding brainwaves. This is a collaboration between Tinna and Æsa Björk, visual artist. Opening on the 23rd of February and the exhibition lasts until March 25th. S12 Galleri og Verksted

Suite for Toy Piano by John Cage

Performing the Suite for Toy Piano by Cage, as a guest in a featured concert by music students at the Iceland Academy of the Arts with music by John Cage. Wednesday Dec 6 2017 in Mengi at 9 pm

Kids’ Classical

An experimental music afternoon for curious kids at Salurinn Music Hall, Kópavogur on Saturday 18th at 2 pm. Violist Gudrún Hrund Hardardóttir has invited Tinna to accompany kids on a music journey through space, as participants, musicians, storytellers, visual artists, composers and audience, all at once. Participation work premiered and new compositions made on the spot.


Masterclass at Menntaskóli í tónlist, Highschool for Music on Saturday Nov 18 at 11pm – 12pm30. Mít

Solo Recital at Sláturtíd

Solo recital at Sláturtíd, the annual harvest festival held by the composers´ collective S.L.Á.T.U.R. A “Best of” concert with works by some members from 2010-2016. Saturday October 21st in Árbær, Open Air Museum at 8 pm Program: Áki Ásgeirsson: 297° (2010) for piano and video Bergrún Snæbjörnsdóttir: Elastic Limit I (2016) – Iceland premiere Gunnar Karel Másson: accelerated and made significant (2014) for piano and electronics Hallvardur Ásgeirsson: Toccata #1 (2013) for toy piano Kristín Thóra Haraldsdóttir: Drops (2014) for toy piano Gudmundur Steinn Gunnarsson: Mom picks on the computer in the summer of 1988 (2014) for toy piano More


Concert with Hong Kong New Music Ensemble at Cycle Music and Art Festival on September 23 at 8 pm in Gerdarsafn Kópavogur Art Museum. Performers: Hong Kong New Music Ensemble and Tinna Thorsteinsdóttir, piano. PROGRAM – Orviilot (2017) (WP) Lam Lai, composer (HK) and Sigurður Guðjónsson, visual artist (IS) – Doublé (2017) (WP) Alex Yiu, composer (HK) – 215° (2017) (WP) Áki Ásgeirsson, composer (IS) – moon.gate (2017) (WP) – Installation Kingsley Ng (HK) visual artist Angus Lee (HK) composer Cycle Music and Art Festival


Tags premiered at Cycle Music and Art Festival on September 5 at 6 pm at Gerdarsafn Kópavogur Art Museum. Performers: Tinna Thorsteinsdóttir, piano – Frank Aarnink, percussion – Kristín Jónsdóttir, moderator. Tags is a collaborative work between Jóhannes Dagsson, visual artist, Gunnar Andreas Kristinsson, composer and Tinna Thorsteinsdóttir, pianist. Cycle Music and Art Festival

Young Nordic Music 2017

The Young Nordic Music festival (UNM) 2017 will be held in Iceland. The opening concert takes place in the Kaldalón Hall at Harpa Concert Hall on August 14th at 9 pm. Performing two piano works: I am a Desk by Sigurdur Árni Jónsson and A Table of Chords by Dante Thelestam Young Nordic Music festival

Portrait – Gunnar Grímsson

Gunnar Grímsson´s Portrait concert. Performing with other members of Fengjastrútur. July 27th in Mengi at 9 pm

S12 – Bergen

Ongoing, the project Disruptances – Shield with Æsa Björk, glass artist. The project continues. Residency at S12 – Studio and Gallery in Bergen, Norway at the end of June-July. More on the project later on S12

Bylta – USA dates

Bylta, the collaboration between Tinna and Alli Hoag, glass artist, goes on US tour with a brand new show; Sending, at the end of May 2017. Bylta intertwines glass blowing, electronics, visual art and sound. Dates in USA: – Third Thursday at Chrysler Museum of Art, VA: May 18 – UrbanGlass, NY: May 20 – GAS Conference, Chrysler Museum of Art, VA: June 2 Bylta

Hong Kong New Music Ensemble – Module 7

Residency April 11-17 with Hong Kong New Music Ensemble in collaboration with Cycle Music and Art Festival in Iceland. Workshop with art students and artists from Iceland and Hong Kong. Concert with Trajectories by Anna Thorvaldsdottir and Sigurdur Gudjónsson and 283° by Áki Ásgeirsson among other works created in the workshop. In collaboration with Spring Workshop and The Modern Academy. More here

Two Toccatas

Toccata and Poetry Night on April 5th at Hannesarholt at 8 pm. With poetry by Steinunn Sigurdardóttir and music by Thorsteinn Hauksson. Two Toccatas for piano performed by Tinna

Behind a Pink Screen

Concert with the works of composer Gudmundur Steinn Gunnarsson. A.o. Mom picks on the computer in the summmer of 1988 for toy piano and Vargard for violin and piano with Una Sveinbjarnardóttir, violinist. Mengi on March 4th at 9 pm

Concert with Works by Karólína Eiríksdóttir

Concert with works by Karólína Eiríksdóttir on Saturday February 25th at 4 pm in the Culture House. Various works which were written for mezzo-soprano Ásgerdur Júníusdóttir, a longtime collaborator with Karólína. Performers alongside Ásgerdur are Tinna Thorsteinsdóttir, piano, Gudrún Hrund Hardardóttir, viola and Matthías Nardeau, oboe. Composer Hjálmar H. Ragnarsson will lead a discussion with the composer. Two song cycles will have their Iceland premiere, written to poems by Sjón and Steinunn Sigurdardóttir.

Symposium on Animated Notation

Symposium on Animated Notation Centre for Research in Music (CRiM – Iceland Academy of the Arts) in collaboration with Dark Music Days organises a symposium on animated music notation. The symposium takes place on Friday January 27 at 13:30 in Harpa, Stemma Participants are: Bergrún Snæbjörnsdóttir, composer Gudmundur Steinn Gunnarsson, composer Áki Ásgeirsson, composer Tinna Thorsteinsdóttir, pianist Thráinn Hjálmarsson, composer Chair: Einar Torfi Einarsson (IAA) More here

Portrait: Karólína Eiríksdóttir

As Karólína Eiríksdóttir´s opera MagnusMaria will have continuing new performances this fall at the City Theatre in Stockholm and the National Opera in Helsinki, Ásgerdur Júníusdóttir, mezzo-soprano and Tinna will give two concerts with Karólína´s works during that period. Ásgerdur sings one of the leading parts in the opera and together with Tinna they will premiere a new song cycle; a dream-song from the south sea, which Karólína composed especially for them to new poetry by author Sjón. Also the premiere of Snæfellsjökull steps ashore, to the poem by Steinunn Sigurdardóttir. The first concert takes place in the Norwegian Church …

Cycle Music and Art Festival

Chamber concert at Cycle Music and Art Festival Oct. 28th in Salurinn Music Hall in Kópavogur at 9 pm. Works by Carolyn Chen, Berglind María Tómasdóttir, Anna Thorvaldsdottir, Elena Rykova and Ingi Gardar Erlendsson. Performers in Relationships with Gravity by Carolyn Chen: Berglind María Tómasdóttir, flute, Carolyn Chen, guqin, Frank Aarnink, percussion, Tinna, piano. Bat Jamming by Elena Rykova: Tinna and Frank, piano. Cycle Music and Art Festival

Symposium with Sjón

Symposium with Icelandic author Sjón, who was awarded the Nordic Council Literature Prize in 2005. Panel discussion with the author and music performed with works composed to Sjón´s poetry. The song cycle Night Poems by Atli Heimir Sveinsson will be premiered, songs by Björk and Ragnhildur Gísladóttir. Performers are Ásgerdur Júníusdóttir, mezzo-soprano and Tinna. Saturday Oct 22nd at 2pm-4pm30 in Reykjavík City Library in Gerduberg Culture House. More