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GEIRÞRÚÐUR GUÐMUNDSDÓTTIR

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  • date of birth: October 13, 1994
  • studied at the Reykjavík College of Music, Northwestern University with Prof. Frans Helmerson, and at the Juilliard School with Prof. Natasha Brofsky;
  • performed as a soloist in countries such as the USA, Iceland and the Netherlands;
  • recent festival appearances include Les Ecoles d’Art Américaines de Fontainebleau, Valley of the Moon Music Festival, the Holland International Music Sessions, Banff Masterclasses, and the Pinchas Zukerman Young Artists Program;
  • plays on a Pierre Silvestre cello from 1857.

Program:

First Round

Piatti Caprice No. 6 Op. 25

Haydn Cello Concerto No. 2 in D major Hob. VIIb/2

Schumann Adagio and Allegro in A flat major Op. 70

Second Round

Brahms Cello Sonata No. 1 in E minor Op. 38

Crumb Sonata for Solo Cello

Davidov At the Fountain Op. 20 No. 2

Semifinal

Enescu Cello Sonata No. 2 in C major Op. 26

Prokofiev Cello Sonata in C major Op. 119

Final

Elgar Cello Concerto in E minor Op. 85