Rosa is a well known Icelandic singer. Having completed studies in classical singing and pedagogy in Iceland, London and Salzburg. She is also a successful solo artist for Icelandic folk music, musicals and classical repertoire. 1990 she founded the quartet “Tjarnarkvartettinn”. This vocal group established a reputation for unique interpretations of traditional Icelandic folk music performing in Iceland and the rest of Europe, becoming a firm fixture on the Icelandic music scene as well as participating in many major European festivals.
In addition Rosa Baldursdóttir is a valued voice tutor in the Theater Department at the University Mozarteum in Salzburg as well as a professor for Vocal Training and Choirs at the Pädagogische Hochschule.
Piano / Arrangements / Composition
Became known by way of a career as a studio musician in London in the 70’s and early 80’s with among others, guitar legend Mick Ronson, Ian Hunter, the singer of “Mott the Hoople”, Petula Clark, Dana Gillespie, Simon Phillips, Tony Scott. Active in groups such as IF, The Hollies, The Rubettes, Silverbird (Leo Sayer) and Daddy Longlegs.
Besides being an active composer and songwriter he has for 25 years taught courses at the University Mozarteum in improvisation, jazz-improvisation, led jazz ensembles, jazz choirs, given lectures on the history of jazz and popular music and was a founding member of the Jazz- Popular Music Studies Program at the University.
Studied music in Reykjavík, Iceland and in Vienna, Austria. He has performed with the Barcelona Symphony Orchestra , The Iceland Symphony Orchestra and The Icelandic Opera. In recent years he has played lighter music by bands such as Sviðin Jörð, South River Band, and others. He is a founding member of Ensemble Úngút.