About

Lilja María Ásmundsdóttir is an artist, composer and performer from Iceland. 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 also holds a B.Mus. degree in piano performance from Iceland University of the Arts where she studied with Peter Máté. 

Her practice focuses on exploring connections between art fields; mainly music, visual arts and performance. 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.

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In 2016 she received a grant from the Icelandic Student Innovation Fund to develop the sound and light sculpture Hulda. Her advisers were Berglind María Tómasdóttir, associate professor in contemporary music performance at Iceland University of the Arts and Jón Marinó Jónsson, violin maker. The project was one of five projects nominated for the Icelandic President’s Innovation Award.

Lilja María is 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 was also nominated for the Icelandic Music Awards as album of the year in open category.