New chair of the Icelandic Composers’ Society

On April 22nd Páll Ragnar Pálsson was elected new chair of the Icelandic Composers’ Society after Þórunn Gréta Sigurðardóttir who had decided not to stand again after eight years on the post.

Páll Ragnar Pálsson was born in Reykjavík, Iceland in 1977. For most of his youth he played the guitar in a rock band called Maus. When Maus disbanded in 2004, he found his musical identity through electronic music studies that led him to classical composition.

Páll Ragnar Pálsson obtained an undergraduate degree in composition at the Iceland Academy of the Arts in 2007. He continued his studies with Helena Tulve at the master’s level at the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre, graduating with a PhD in composition in 2014.

And now in 2023 with the title of chairman of the Icelandic Composers’ Association. We welcome Páll and look forward to the collaboration.

Learn more about Páll on his website