The composer and pianist Snorri Sigfús Birgisson (b. April 29th, 1954) commenced his musical studies with Gunnar Sigurgeirsson and then went on to study at the Reykjavík College of Music where his teachers were Hermína Kristjánsson, Jón Nordal, Árni Kristjánsson (piano), and Thorkell Sigurbjörnsson (composition).
He studied piano with Barry Snyder at the Eastman School of Music, U.S.A. (1974-1975) and composition with Finn Mortensen in Norway where he also studied electronic music with Lasse Thoresen and sonology with Thoresen and Olav Anton Thommessen (1975-76). Snorri moved to Amsterdam in 1976 where he studied composition for two years with Ton de Leeuw.
Since 1980 he has been living in Reykjavík, where he is active as a musician and music teacher. He has composed solo works, chamber works, symphonic pieces and choir music. He is a member of the CAPUT- ensemble.
Í Laugarnesi – fyrir píanó /
In Laugarnes – for piano
Eos og Selena – fyrir píanó /
Eos and Selena – for piano
Lysting er sæt að söng – fyrir sópran og selló /
Four Songs from Icelandic Manuscripts – for soprano and cello
Prelude for a New World – fyrir píanó /
Prelude for a New World – for piano
Dalvísa – fyrir mezzó-sópran og píanó /
Valley Song – for mezzo-soprano and piano
Með gleðiraust og helgum hljóm – fyrir kór (SATB) /
With Joyful Voice – for mixed choir.
Þegar ég smáu fræi í fold – fyrir kór (SATB) /
Where Life and Death may Dwell – for mixed choir
23 Icelandic Folk Songs for piano