Sigurður Sævarsson first studied singing in his hometown of Keflavík, before going to the New Music School in Reykjavík. In 1994 he commenced further studies in both singing and composition at Boston University, where he gained his Masters Degree in both disciplines in 1997. As a composer, Sigurður has concentrated mainly on choral music and opera. His oratorio, Hallgrímur’s Passion, was recorded in 2010 at Hallgrímskirkja by Schola Cantorum and the new-music ensemble Caput, directed by Hörður Áskelsson. This CD was released in 2010. It was nominated for the Icelandic Music Awards as best CD in classical and modern music. The following year he released a second CD with the choir Hljómeyki, who performed his “Missa Pacis”. At present, Sigurður is working on a number of new choral works as well as a third opera. You can hear excerpts of his music and read more information on his website: www.sigurdursaevarsson.com.