About

Lilja María Ásmundsdóttir is an artist, composer and pianist from Iceland. In her works she likes to explore the connections between different art forms, mainly visual arts and music.

 

In 2018, she graduated with an MA degree in composition from City, University of London, where she is currently undertaking doctoral studies. Her supervisor is Claudia Molitor.

Lilja María’s works have for example been performed at the Dark Music Days Festival in Rekyjavík, The Brunel Museum in London, Iklectik in London, Spectrum in Brooklyn and Grand Theatre in Groningen.

 

In 2016 she received a grant from the Icelandic Student Innovation Fund to develop the sound and light sculpture Hulda, which is her own design. The project was one of five projects nominated for the Icelandic President’s Innovation Award.

Lilja María holds a BMus degree in piano performance from the Iceland Academy of the Arts. As a performer she has focused on the 20th and 21st century repertoire. She is also a part of the art ensemble Hlökk along with Ingibjörg Ýr Skarphéðinsdóttir and Ragnheiður Erla Björnsdóttir. Their debut album, Hulduhljóð, received the Kraumur awards in 2019. The album is also nominated for the Icelandic Music Awards as album of the year in open category.