Kristjana Stefánsdóttir is an Icelandic vocalist and composer. Her first album "Ég verð heima um jólin" with guest singer such as Emiliana Torrini and Páll Óskar, was released in 1996, and she has since made recordings as a soloist and as a guest performer, and makes regular appearances in theatre, concerts, radio and on television. She performs regularly with The Reykjavik Big Band, a band with guest conductors such as Bob Mintzer, Frank Foster, Daniel Nolgard, Maria Schneider and Ole Kock Hansen. She has collaborated among others with Icelandic musicians such as Svavar Knútur, Ragga Gröndal, Pall Oskar, Bubbi Morthens, Jonas sig and Monotown and international stars such as Emiliana Torrini, Glen Hansard, Drew Gress and John Hollenbeck. Her concerts have been recorded and broadcasted for the National Radio in Iceland and other European Radio stations. Kristjana has given concerts in Europe, USA and Japan. Kristjana has written music for two award winning plays at The Reykjavik City Theatre. She has been nominated for her albums, composing, singing and arrangements. Awards: 2014 Griman-The Icelandic Theater Awards-Best Children Play/Little Hamlet 2010 Griman-The Icelandic Theater Awards-Best Play/Little Jesus 2010 Griman-The Icelandic Theater Awards-Best Original Script/ Little Jesus Award Nominations: 2014 Griman-The Icelandic Theater Awards-Best Children Play/Little Hamlet 2010 Griman-The Icelandic Theater Awards-Best Singer/ Little Jesus 2010 Griman-The Icelandic Theater Awards-Best Orginal Music Score/ Little Jesus. 2009 Griman-The Icelandic Theater Awards-Best Play/Daudasyndirnar/ The Deadly Sins 2005 Icelandic Music Awards/Best performance Jazz - Hvar er tunglid? 2005 Icelandic Music Awards/Best Jazz album - Me for You 2002 Icelandic Music Awards/Best Jazz album - Beautiful World 2001 Icelandic Music Awards/Best Jazz album - Kristjana (Solo album)

Success with Sókrates

Kristjana just finished premiere the new clown opera Sókrates (Socrates) in The Reykjavik City Theatre on the 1st of October. The music for the piece is written by Kristjana and Bergur Thor Ingolfsson writes the lyrics and the script.  Great critics are rolling in. Other performers along with Kristjana and Bergur are Kristin Thora Haraldsdottir and Marianna Clara Luthersdottir.

You can buy tickets here:

http://www.borgarleikhus.is/syningar/sokrates/

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