Um mig

Icelandic violinist Sólveig Steinþórsdóttir grew up in Reykjavík and started playing the violin at the age of three at the Allegro Suzuki Music  School in Reykjavík, with teacher Lilja Hjaltadóttir.

Later she studied at the Reykjavík Music School, with Guðný Guðmundsdóttir. In the fall of 2014 she started her violin studies at the University of Arts in Berlin, where she studied with Erika Geldsetzer. She finished her Bachelor of Music degree with distinction, in early 2019. From february 2019 she is studying at the Zurich University of the Arts in the class of Prof. Rudolf Koelaman. She finished her Master Perfosmance degree with distinction in June 2021 and is now studying in the Master Solo program.

She has performed solo and chamber music recitals in Iceland, Germany, Switzerland and appeared in various festivals, including the Bodensee Festival and Icelandic Chamber Music Festival in Kópavogur.

She has been featured as a Soloist with Orchestra in Iceland, Switzerland and Italy, including works as the Tchaikovsky and Sibelius violin concertos, Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso by Saint-Saëns and Zigeunerweisen by Sarasate.

She has also taken great interest in early music performance, and had lessons on the baroque violin as a second subject at ZHdK, with Monika Baer, and has palyed as a baroque violinist with the Zürcher Barockorchester, Akademie für alte Musik Berlin and Barokkbandið Brák.

She is also a founding member of Elja Ensemble, an Icelandic Chamber Orchestra founded in 2017.

She has received scholarships from the Valitor Foundation in Reykjavík, the Rotary Foundation in Iceland, the Ingjaldssjóður Scholarship of the University of Iceland, the Jón Stefánsson Memorial Foundation, Stiftung Lyra and Fondation ZHdK.

Sólveig plays on an Icelandic violin, by violin maker Hans Johannsson, made in 2011.