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Curriculum Vitae Name: Thordur Magnusson Occupation: Composer and Music teacher Nationality: Icelandic Date of Birth: 25.02.1973 Address: Spítalastígur 3, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland Telephone: Home: +354 5652372 Mobile: +354 8627068 E-mail: thordurm@hive.is Website: www.hivenet.is/thordur/ Education: • Composition in Conservatoire National Superior de music de Paris with Emanuel Nunes, 1997-1999. • Private lessons with Guðmundur Hafsteinsson, 1996-1997. • B.Mus. in Composition, Reykjavík Music College, 1993-1996. General: • Working as a music teacher since 2002 in Reykjavík Music College among other schools, teaching composition, harmony, hearing, music history and counterpoint. • Freelance arranger and ocasionally conducting. Recent Compositions and activities: • Quartet for Clarinet, Violin, Cello and Piano, commissioned by Clarinetist Sigurður Snorrason. • Saxaphone Quartet, commisioned by The Icelandic Saxaphone Quartet. • Námur (Mines), for flute, harp, piano and string orchestra. • Left hand Piano sonata, for Piano solo, • Piano Trio premiered by Trio Nordica at Reykjavik Arts Festival 26th May 2009 Compositions in progress: • Sonata for Contrabass and Piano • Left hand Piano Concerto, for Piano solo, String orchestra and Percussion. Seminars/workshops: • Young Nordic Music Festival 1995 in Helsinki and 1996 in Copenhagen. Seminars and lectures with Philippe Manoury and Magnus Lindberg among others. Scholarships/Grants/Awards: • Icelandic State artist fund grant for composers 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2011. • Nominated for the Icelandic Music Awards best classical piece of the year for his Quartet for Clarinet, Violin, Cello and Piano 201. • Nominated for the Nordic Councils Music Prize 2004 for “Ó, jesú eðla blómi”. • Won the Icelandic Music Awards prize, best classical piece of the year for his first Symphony in 2004. • Nominated for the Icelandic Music Awards, best classical piece of the year for his Piano Trio 2003. • Grants Pierrie Jacquillat,1997.


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