About

 Björk NíelsdóttirIcelandic soprano Björk Níelsdóttir began her music study at an early age playing trumpet.
She played on Björk Guðmundsdóttir’s Volta World Tour in 2007-2008 before pursuing her career as a singer.

After the tour, Björk started her studies at The Conservatory of Amsterdam with Valerie Guillorit and followed master classes with Margreet Honig, Ira Siff, Mariella Devia, Jeff Cohen and Dalton Baldwin.

During her studies she has sung the roles of Barbarina in Le Nozze di Figaro by Mozart, Alcina by Handel, La Musica in Les plaisirs de Versailles by Charpentier, 2nd lady/2nd witch in Dido and Eneas by Purcell, and created the role Aunt/Angel in the world premiere of Sinking by Georgi Sztojanov.

In 2013, she sang as a soloist in Carmina Burana by Carl Orff with Studenten Koor Amsterdam and performed for Het Festival Opera aan Zee in Noordwijk and for de Stichting Kunst in het Kamer (NL).

In 2014 Björk sang Marie in the opera Woyzeck een waanopera (production of Silbersee/ex Vocaallab), which was performed at Oerol Festival, Karavaanfestival and Over het Ij Festval (NL).

She made her debut at Muziekgebouw aan’t Ij (Amsterdam, NL) in September 2014 singing the soprano solo in Stabat Mater by Arvo Pärt and Stabat Mater by G.B. Pergolesi with The New European Ensemble.

Björk finished her masters in 2015 from The Conservatory of Amsterdam with excellence and distinction for artistry. That year she was also a member of the band Florence and the Machine, on their How Big world tour as a backing vocalist and a trumpet player. She also sang at the world premiere of Cars 2 by Luke Deane in a collaboration with the group Lunatree at Grachtenfestival that year.

Last fall Björk sang the soprano part in the world premiere of Beeldenstrom by Peter-Jan Wagemans in a production of Hollands Diep in a co-production with Amsterdam Baroque Consort and het Doelen Ensemble. Beeldenstorm was performed at the Bachfestival in Dordrecht and November Music days in ´S Hertogenbosch. She also sang a solopart in the worldpremiere of the musical Morning Blossoms by Chloe Charody and Malcolm Rock  in a production of Odd Continent. Morning Blossoms was performed in various city theater throughout The Netherlands. Last December Björk sang the soprano solo in The Christmas Oratorio by J.S. Bach with Amsterdam Bach Consort and Collegium Delft with Nico van der Meel as conductor.

Björk´s last production was with Lichtbende a show called Zeven Nachten with music by Gubaidulina and Gorecki. Zeven Nachten was premiered last January in Orgelpark.

Björk continues her vocalstudies with the renowed teacher Margreet Honig

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