Born into a musical family in Reykjavík, Icelandic-American cellist Geirþrúður Anna Guðmundsdóttir made her debut in 2013 with the Iceland Symphony Orchestra, and graduated with a Soloist Diploma from the Reykjavík College of Music the same year. She went on to study with Hans Jensen at Northwestern University and completed her Bachelor’s degree in 2017. She served as a member of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago during their 2017-18 season and recently graduated with a Master’s degree from The Juilliard School, where she studied Natasha Brofsky. She is currently an Advanced Diploma candidate at the Royal Academy of Music in London, where she studies with Hannah Roberts.
Geirþrúður’s 20-2021 season featured performances of all six Bach Cello Suites in a seven-concert tour of Iceland, described by Fréttablaðið “agile and passionate, the flow convincing, her interpretation full of musical insight.” Geirþrúður has been a prize winner at numerous competitions, including the Hellam Young Artist Competition, the New York International Artists Association Competition, the Iceland Symphony Orchestra Young Soloist Award, and the Thaviu String Competition. A passionate chamber musician, Geirþrúður is the cellist of the NYC based Terra Quartet, and divides her time between New York, London, and her hometown of Reykjavik.