Famous Composers from Iceland

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List of notable or famous composers from iceland, with bios and photos, including the top composers born in iceland and even some popular composers who immigrated to iceland. If you're trying to find out the names of famous iceland composers then this list is the perfect resource for you. These composers are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known composer from iceland is included when available.

With people ranging from Kristín Björk Kristjánsdóttir to Hilmar Örn Hilmarsson, this is a great starting point for a list of your favorites.

This historic composers from iceland list can help answer the questions "Who are some iceland composers of note?" and "Who are the most famous composers from iceland?" These prominent composers of iceland may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected iceland composers.

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Atli Örvarsson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Composers from Iceland
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Atli Örvarsson is an Icelandic film score composer. Atli's credits include composing and orchestrating music for some of Hollywood's biggest projects, including the Pirates of the Caribbean series, Angels and Demons, The Holiday, The Eagle, Vantage Point, Babylon A.D., Thick as Thieves, The Fourth Kind, and Season of the Witch. Atli's most recent credits include The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, Hansel and Gretel Witch Hunters, A Single Shot, NBC series Chicago Fire, and together with Hans Zimmer contributed music to the Zack Snyder Superman reinstallment Man of Steel. Originally from the small town of Akureyri, Atli became established in the local music scene at a young age. He earned ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 48

Birthplace: Akureyri, Iceland

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Dagur Kári is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Composers from Iceland
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Dagur Kári is an Icelandic film director. He was born in Paris, France to Icelandic parents and returned to Iceland when he was 3 years old. Dagur graduated from the National Film School of Denmark in 1999, with art house short movie Lost Weekend. The film got off to a good start and gained the first popularity winning 11 prizes on the international festival circuit. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 45

Birthplace: Paris, France

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Hildur Gudnadóttir is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Composers from Iceland
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Hildur I. Gudnadóttir appeared in the Grandma Lo-fi: The Basement Tapes of Sigrídur Níelsdóttir documentary film. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 36

Birthplace: Reykjavik, Iceland

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Hilmar Örn Hilmarsson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Composers from Iceland
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Hilmar Örn Hilmarsson, also known as HÖH, is a musician, an art director, and allsherjargoði of Ásatrúarfélagið. Hilmar Örn Hilmarsson was a pioneer in the use of computers when composing music and cleared the path for new ideas in recording and arrangements. He has worked on ambitious, experimental and original projects with various musicians, such as Psychic TV, Current 93, Sigur Rós, Steindór Andersen and Eivør Pálsdóttir. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 60

Birthplace: Reykjavik, Iceland

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