Kristjana Stefáns

Singer/songwriter & Icelandic Woman Extraordinaire Kristjana Stefáns

Kristjana Stefáns

Her first album, Ég verð heima um jólin (I'll be home for Christmas), with the Kristjana Stefáns Quartet and guest singer such as Emiliana Torrini and Páll Óskar, was released in 1996, and she has since made recordings as a soloist and as a guest performer, and makes regular appearances in radio,on television and in concerts. The solo album Kristjana released in 2001(released in Japan in 2005)was nominated for the Icelandic Music Awards, as well as Fagra veröld (Beautiful world) in 2002 where she sang songs composed by pianist Sunna Gunnlaugsdóttir to lyrics of various poets. In 2005 she made an album in collaboration with pianist Agnar Magnusson called Ég um þig/Me For You, covers of famous pop tunes. Recorded in Systems Two Studio in Brooklyn, New York with two American Jazz musicians, Drew Gress on bass andJohn Hollenbeck on drums. The album was nominated for the Icelandic Music Awards 2005 as Jazz album of the year. She did a duo album Glædur with singer/songwriter Svavar Knútur in 2011 and her latest CD is an Christmas album Eitthvad fallegt in collaboration with singer/songwriter Svavar Knútur and Ragga Gröndal in 2013.

She performs regularly with The Reykjavik Big Band, a band with guest conductors such as Bob Mintzer, Frank Foster, Daniel Nolgard, Maria Schneider and Ole Kock Hansen. She has collaborated among others with musicians such as Glen Hansard, Emiliana Torrini, Svavar Knútur, Ragga Gröndal, Mono Town and Bubbi Morthens. Her concerts have been recorded and broadcasted for the National Radio in Iceland and other European Radio stations. Kristjana has given concerts in Europe, USA and Japan. The last years she has worked mainly as a composer , theatre performer, musical director.

Kristjana is currently working on a new album with original songs with alternative influences. Kristjana lives in Reykjavik,Iceland.

CD'S
2016 Blái hnötturinn/ The Blue Planet The music from the Musical-The Reykjavik City Theatre
2016 Ófelía-Bambaló solo album
2014 í Nóttinni –Sigurður Flosason Dimma.is
2013 Eitthvað fallegt -Christmas album in collaboration with singers/songwriters Svavar Knútur and Ragga Gröndal
2012 Kristjana Stefáns BEZT-Best of collection from 1993-2011
2011 Glæður-Duo album with singer/songwriter Svavar Knútur
2008 Better DaysBlues -Solo blues album
2007 Kristjana and Agnar BEST –Best of album released in Korea
2006 Hvar er tunglid? -Songs by Sigurdur Flosason
and Adalsteinn Asberg Sigurdsson
2005 Me For You -Pop/Jazz covers in collaboration with
Agnar Magnusson, Drew Gress and John Hollenbeck)
2005 Kristjana -Solo album, released in Japan
2005 Jól- Björn Thoroddsen trio.
2003 Í Reykjavíkurborg–with Reykjavik Big Band
2002 Fagra verold- Sunna Gunnlaugs , Scott McLemore,
Sigurdur Flosason and Drew Gress
2001 Kristjana-Solo album with jazz standards
1996 Ég verd heima um jólin- Kristjana Stefáns Quartet with special guest appearance of singers Emiliana Torrini and Páll Óskar

Performer in Theatre and Film:
2015 Sókrates (Socrates) The Reykjavik City Theatre,Iceland.
2014 Hamlet litli (Little Hamlet) The Reykjavik City Theatre,
Iceland. Directed by Bergur Ingolfsson
2009-2016 Jésús litli (Little Jesus) The Reykjavik City Theatre,
Iceland. Directed by Benedikt Erlingsson
2008 The role of Ester in the Icelandic Film Reykjavik-Rotterdam. Directed by Óskar Jónasson.
2007-2008 Hundaheppni (Stroke Of Luck) Vocal performances in modern
dance piece in collaboration with Samsudan og co.Performance at
Reykjavik Dance Festival2007 and Dublin Dance Festival2008.
1996 Sirkús Skara Skrípó. (‘Skaris’s Comedy Circus’) variety show at
Loftkastalinn Theatre, Iceland. Directed by Baltasar Kormákur.

Awards:
2014 Griman-The Icelandic Theatre Awards-Best Children Play/Little Hamlet (The Reykjavík City Theatre)
2010 Griman-The Icelandic Theatre Awards-Best Play/Little Jesus
(The Reykjavík City Theatre)
2010 Griman-The Icelandic Theatre Awards-Best Original Script/ Little Jesus (The Reykjavík City Theatre)

Award Nominations:
2010 Griman-The Icelandic Theatre Awards-Best Singer/ Little Jesus
(The Reykjavík City Theatre)
2010 Griman-The Icelandic Theatre Awards-Best Original Music Score/
Little Jesus (The Reykjavík City Theatre)
2009 Griman-The Icelandic Theatre Awards-Best Play/Daudasyndirnar/The
Deadly Sins (The Reykjavík City Theatre)
2005 Icelandic Music Awards/Best performance Jazz - Hvar er tunglid?
(Album in collaboration with Sigurdur Flosason and Adalsteinn Asberg Sigurdsson)
2005 Icelandic Music Awards/Best Jazz album - Me for You
(Album in collaboration with Agnar Magnusson, Drew Gress and John Hollenbeck)
2002 Icelandic Music Awards/Best Jazz album - Beautiful World
(Album in collaboration with Sunna Gunnlaugs)
2001 Icelandic Music Awards/Best Jazz album - Kristjana (Solo album)

Composing, Arrangements and Musical directing for Theatre:

2016 The Blue Planet The Musical. Original Music Score
2015 Sókrates(Socrates) The Reykjavik City Theatre,Iceland.
2014 Hamlet litli(Little Hamlet) The Reykjavik City Theatre,Iceland.
2011 The Wizardof Oz, The Reykjavik City Theater,Iceland
2009-2016 Jésús litli (Little Jesus,) The Reykjavik City Theater,Iceland
2008 Daudasyndirnar(The Deadly Sins) The Reykjavik City Theatre,Iceland

Vocal Coaching:
2016 Blái hnötturinn (The Blue Planet-Musical)The Reykjavik City Theatre,Iceland.
2015 Billy Elliot(Musical) The Reykjavik City Theatre,Iceland.
2015 Sókrates(Socrates) The Reykjavik City Theatre,Iceland.
2014 Hamlet litli(Little Hamlet) The Reykjavik City Theatre, Iceland.
2011-2013 The Wizard of Oz (Musical) The Reykjavik City Theatre,Iceland
2010 Eurovison Song Contest in Oslo. Vocal coach for the Icelandic Entry.
2009-2010 Candide(Voltaire) with Zefiro Theatre in Paris , France
2009 Hér og nú. Original play in collaboration with Sokkbandid Theater Company and showed at Recklinghausen Theatre Festival, Germany
2009 Twelfth Night by W.Shakespeare at National Theatre Reykjavik, Iceland
2009 The Sound Of Music (Musical) The Reykjavik City Theatre,Iceland
2009 Idol 4. Talentshow for TV, Saga Film/Stöd 2 Reykjavik, Iceland
2009 Sannleikurinn. Solo Stand up for comedian and film actor Pétur
Jóhann Sigfússon in collaboration with 3 Sagas and TheReykjavik City
Theatre, Iceland
2008 Bandid hansBubba. Talent show for TV,
Saga Film/Stöd 2 Reykjavik, Iceland
2007 Hér og nú. Original play in collaboration with Sokkabandid Theatre Company and The Reykjavik City Theatre,Iceland
2006 Ást (Musical) in collaboration with Vesturport Theatre Company
and The Reykjavik City Theatre, Iceland
2006 Footloose (Musical)in collaboration with 3 Sagas and
The City Theatre Reykjavik, Iceland
2006 LEG (Musical)National Theatre Reykjavik, Iceland
2006 The X-Factor. Talent show for TV, Saga Film/Stöd 2 Reykjavik, Iceland
2005 Idol 3. Talent show for TV, Saga Film/Stöd 2 Reykjavik, Iceland
2005 Carmen. Play at The Reykjavik City Theatre, Iceland

Teaching:
2002-2017 Jazz Vocal and Improvisation Teacher at FÍH Musicians Union School, Reykjavik Iceland
2014-2017 Improvisation guest teacher at Iceland Academy of the Arts, Reykjavik Iceland.

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