Bjarni Frímann Bjarnason on tour with Björk

Bjarni Frímann Bjarnason on tour with Björk

Conductor Bjarni Frímann Bjarnason is finally back on orchestra tour with Björk

June 16, 2022

BJARNI FRÍMANN BJARNASON is among the most versatile and gifted artists of his generation. He won the Brightest Prospect award at the Icelandic Music awards 2016. He studied conducting with Fred Buttkewitz at the Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler in Berlin after completing his studies as a violinist and violist at the Iceland Academy of the Arts. As a conductor, pianist, violist, and composer, Bjarnason has already worked with some of the most influential contemporary artists of Iceland. He conducted Anna Thorvaldsdóttir’s new opera, UR_, in Norway, Switzerland, and Iceland. Bjarnason has made string arrangements and appeared as a string player with numerous Icelandic artists such as Ólafur Arnalds and Asgeir Trausti. Bjarnason composed the music to renowned director Thorleifur Örn Arnarson’s prize-winning Ibsen adaptation, Enemy of the Duck, at the Norwegian National Theatre in Oslo in 2016. On top of that, he was also the conductor of Björk's orchestral concerts at the Iceland Airwaves in 2016 and conducted some of her concerts in Reykjavík, Mexico City, Los Angeles (LA Phil) and Tbilisi between 2018 and 2019. 


A lot has happened since then, Bjarni is now Music Director of the Icelandic Opera and Conductor in Residence with the Icelandic Symphony Orchestra. However, all this did not stop him from finally touring with Björk again. 

Björk's concerts are always a spectacle, simply because she is really an outstanding artist. Fantastic visuals are produced for her shows, she uses instruments you've never seen before, and outfits that look like they were designed not in Paris but two light years beyond Venus. 

After Björk's most elaborate stage performance to date, "Cornucopia," she will now embark on "Björk Orchestral" tour. In contrast to the elaborate stage production of Cornucopia, the Icelander will focus on the acoustic string arrangements of her previous works on this tour, and as already mentioned, BJARNI FRÍMANN BJARNASON conducts the string orchestra on stage, nothing works without him ;)

Get tickets here: 

friday 17th june 2022
berlin, germany

sunday 3rd july 2022
montreux, switzerland
montreux jazz festival

sunday 24th july 2022  
cheshire, UK 
bluedot festival

saturday 30th july 2022  
olavsfest, norway

wednesday 3rd august 2022
bergen, norway

saturday 5th november 2022
são paulo, brazil
primavera sound

wednesday 9th november 2022
buenos aires, argentina
primavera sound

sunday 13th november 2022
santiago, chile
primavera sound


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