1/3 Wednesday Series Nordic music. On the centenary of Edvard Grieg

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  1. The event took place on
Gudrún Ólafsdóttir, mezzosoprano. Juan Antonio Álvarez Parejo, piano

      1. Carl Nielsen (1865-1931)
      1. AEbleblomst
      2. Saenk kun dit hoved du blomst
      3. Sommersang
      1. Jean Sibelius (1865-1957)
      1. Flickan kom ifran sin älsklings möte
      2. Var det en dröm?
      1. Wilhelm Peterson-Berger (1867-1942)
      1. När jag för mig själv
      2. Som stjärnorna pa himmelen
      1. Sigvaldi Kaldalóns (1881-1946)
      1. Á Sprengisandi (Grímur Thomsen)
      2. Sofdu, sofdu gódi (Gudmundur Gudmundsson)
      3. Ave María (Indridi Einarsson)
      1. Edvard Grieg (1843-1907)
      1. Haugtussa Op. 67 (Arne Garborg)

  1. Gudrún ÓlafsdóttirGudrún ÓlafsdóttirThe Icelandic mezzo-soprano Gudrún Ólafsdóttir has performed across Europe and in the USA, Latin America and Africa in such halls as Bozar’s Henry le Boeuf Hall in Brussels, Auditorio Nacional de Música and Teatro Real in Madrid, the Buenos Aires Coliseo, St. Petersburg Philharmonic Society’s Glinka Hall and the Royal Festival Hall in London. She has performed with the Iceland Symphony Orchestra, the Barcelona Symphony and Catalonia National Orchestra, the Community of Madrid Orchestra, the St. Petersburg State Symphony Orchestra and the Philharmonia Orchestra in London.  She has sung in baroque, classical, bel canto and contemporary operas in Spain, the UK and Iceland. A member of Sonor Ensemble and Trio Aglaia, Gudrún forms Duo Atlantica with her husband, the classical guitarist Francisco Javier Jáuregui, with whom she performs, records extensively and directs the music festival Hafnarborg Songfest in Iceland. After finishing her vocal studies at the Reykjavík College of Music, Gudrún completed a Master of Music degree and the Opera Course at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama in London. She is a recipient of the Joaquín Rodrigo Prize in Madrid, the Lied Prize in the Zamora International Singing Competition, the Miriam Licette Scholarship at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, third prize in Concorso Vocale Internazionale di Musica Sacra in Rome and the Kathleen Ferrier Song Prize at the Wigmore Hall in London. A versatile recitalist and an exponent of new music, she has offered world premières of works by a number of composers of different nationalities, who have composed their works especially for her. Gudrún created the title role in David del Puerto’s opera Lilith, luna negra and Ingibjörg in the opera Ragnheiður by Gunnar Thórdarson. Gudrún’s singing appears on thirteen CDs, published by Naxos, EMEC Discos, 12 tónar, Smekkleysa, Orpheus Classical and ABU Records.
  2. Juan Antonio Álvarez Parejo

    Nace en Madrid, ciudad donde realiza sus estudios musicales obteniendo las máximas calificaciones, y se especializa en el acompañamiento de cantantes y en música de cámara. En marzo de 1980 debuta con Teresa Berganza en el "Palau de la Música" de Valencia, y desde ese momento se convierte en su pianista habitual, acompañándola en los Teatros y Auditorios más importantes del mundo: Carnegie Hall, Covent Garden, Scala de Milán, Musikverein de Viena, Concertgebouw de Amsterdam, La Fenice de Venecia, Champs Elysées, Pleyel, Ópera de París, Ópera de Munich, Teatro Real de Madrid, y Liceo de Barcelona, entre otros.

    Ha grabado tres discos con Teresa Berganza y otro con María Bayo para la casa Clave's. Colabora asiduamente con jóvenes valores de la lírica española. Es profesor del Real Conservatorio de Música de Madrid.