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Hildur Guðnadóttir (Composer)

Born: 4th September 1982, Reykjavík, Iceland

Nationality: Icelandic

Hildur Ingveldardóttir Guðnadóttir is an Icelandic musician and composer. A classically trained cellist, she has played and recorded with the bands Pan Sonic, Throbbing Gristle, Múm and Stórsveit Nix Noltes, and has toured with Animal Collective and Sunn O))). She has also produced solo works.

Hildur has gained international recognition for her film and television scores, including for the action thriller film Sicario: Day of the Soldado (2018), and the HBO miniseries Chernobyl (2019), the latter of which won her a Primetime Emmy Award, a BAFTA Award and a Grammy Award. For her score to the 2019 psychological thriller film Joker, Hildur won the Academy Award for Best Original Score.

Further Reading: Guðnadóttir

 Recording of the Week, Emily D'Angelo - Enargeia

The young Canadian-Italian mezzo makes a bold debut on Deutsche Grammophon with music by Hildegard von Bingen, Hildur Guðnadóttir, Sarah Kirkland Snider and Missy Mazzoli.

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