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Saeunn Thorsteinsdóttir

Saeunn Thorsteinsdóttir

2022 Alumni Enterprise Awardee

Saeunn Thorsteinsdóttir (’04), cellist | Assistant Professor of Cello, University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music | Iceland Symphony: Artist-in-Residence, 2022-23

    • Advisor Teddy Abrams, Music Director, Louisville Orchestra and Britt Festival, Musical America 2022 Conductor of the Year

The NOW Concerto a reimagining of the genre of the concerto, reclaiming its art of improvisation and expanding the possibilities of the orchestral concerto experience. Both soloist and the orchestral ensemble will improvise within the structure of the piece. This project will be a collaboration with the Reykjavik-based composer of the work, Halldór Smárason, to create rehearsal aids and promotional materials to introduce the concerto to orchestras to secure future performances. Bluetooth devices will be employed to trigger musical cues within the score for the recorded prototype.