Arngerður María Árnadóttir


I am inspired by ancient and modern poetry and tales. My music is highly atmospheric and emotional where my experiments with colors, different sounds and texture are essential.


The organ has been an important factor in my professional growth since 2001 and working as an organist has been my main profession for many years. The organ music of Messiaen and Bach is a special favorite.

Choral Director

The human voice is an exciting and creative instrument one can use in so many ways. Singing and working as a choral director is one of my greatest passions.


I am a pround member of Umbra, an Icelandic ensemble of four women who craft their own musical world with a distinct sound an unique delivery in performing both ancient and new music.

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Latest News

Two organ pieces premiered

Two organ pieces, commissioned by Guðný Einarsdóttir organist in November, were premiered by her in November. Guðný played the pieces “Birting” and “Eyland” on the newly renovated organ at Háteigskirkja,[…]

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December 5, 2022 0

Umbra on tour

Last couple of months have been quite busy for Umbra. First it was NOMEMUS medieval festival in Söderköping, Sweden, then Strasbourg playing in the Europe Council Hemicycle. Last night we[…]

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November 14, 2022 0

Premiere “Ave Maria” for SATB

My latest piece for SATB choir was premiered on the 1st of June 2022 at Hallgrímskirkja, Reykjavík by Dómkórinn (Reykjavík Cathedral Choir.

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August 30, 2022 0