Salome ensemble

Salome ensemble
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Joaquín Páll Palomares, violin
Kristín Þóra Haraldsdóttir, viola
Guðný Jónasdóttir, violincello
Dagný Marínósdóttir, flute
Grímur Helgason, clarinet
Hrönn Þráinsdóttir, piano


Salome ensemble’s debut concert will be held in Reykjavík Art Museum – Kjarvalsstaðir at the UNM-festival. Its members have been involved within music scenes all across the world, from California to Italy.


Joaquín Páll Palomares has been consertmaster of several Youth Orchestras in Iceland. He also played with Orkesten Norden the summer of 2004. In October 2007 he won the Icelandic competition “young soloists” and played the Sibelius concerto with the Iceland Symphony Orchestra in January 2008. Since fall 2008 he has been a student of the Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler in Berlin. His teacher there is Ulf Wallin.


Kristín Þóra Haraldsdóttir is an interdisciplinary performer, composer and improviser. She received her BMus in viola performance at Iceland Academy of the Arts and holds an MFA in performance/composition and integrated media from California Institute of the Arts.


Dagný Marinósdóttir studied flute performance and music education at Reykjavík College of Music and completed a diploma in 2002. She has attended masterclasses and private lessons for example with Manuela Wiesler, William Bennett, Wissam Boustany, Peter Lloyd and Toke Lund Christiansen. She has played with various orchestras and chamber groups, such as Orkester norden, Icelandic Symphony Orchestra, Icelandic Oprah Orchestra and at the National Theatre of Iceland.


Guðný Jónasdóttir has performed as a soloist with the Icelandic Symphony Orchestra and the youth orchestra Ungfónía. Beside her studies she has attended several international master-classes. She has beside solo performances gained experience in the orchestra field as a substitute with the Icelandic Symphony Orchestra and had an internship with the Lübecker Philharmoniker, is a member of TOL (Tascheoper Lübeck). Currently she is studying at the Royal Academy of Music in London with Josephine Knight.


Grímur Helgason has worked with various groups in Iceland and Holland. He now serves as principal clarinettist with Orchestra of the Icelandic Opera, and has performed with The Ligeti Academy in Amsterdam, Caput ensemble and North Iceland Sinfonia and Ísafold Chamber Orchestra to name a few. Grímur also has a duo with pianist Hrönn Þráinsdóttir and he is one of the organizers of Bergmál Music Festival in Dalvík, North Iceland.


Hrönn Þráinsdóttir, pianist, has performed all across the world,including Germany, Austria, Italy and in Iceland, as a soloist, accompanist and in chamber music. As well participated in Masterclasses and festivals, including UNM in 1997, 2002 and 2007 in Reykjavík. Hrönn is a member of Ísafold chamber ensemble, which was nominated to the Icelandic music awards in 2005, but the the ensemble was founded in 2003 and Hrönn has been a member ever since 2004.