Graduated from Garðabær Junior College 1985
Graduated Tónlistarskólinn í Reykjavík dept of Theory and Composition 1989
Private composition lessons with prof. Gunter Friedrichs, Hamburg, Germany 1990-1991
Private composition lessons with Svend Hvidtfelt Nielsen í Copenhagen, Denmark 1991-1992

Main commissions.
Children’s opera, Hnetu-Jón og gullgæsin, Garðabær Music School 1995
3 Hymns for choir and organ, Skálholt Summer Music Festival 1996
Christmas Story for actor and chamber orchestra, The North Iceland Symphony Orchestra 2004
Maríu vísur for choir, organ and percussion, Skálholt Summer Music Festival 2004
Guðbrands Mass for choir, 4 soloists and orchestra, Langholt Church Choir 2003
Vídalíns Mass for choir, 2 soloists and chamber orchestra, Garðasókn parish 2006

Some other significant pieces:
Myrkvi for orchestra, 1989
Dance Coctail for orchestra 2000
Concerto for organ, strings and percussion 2001
Kemur kvöld for soprano and chamber orchestra 2005

Work in progress:
Symphony #1 
Song for childrens choir (commission)
Piece for two childrens choirs, strings, brass quintet and percussion (commission)

Hildigunnur Rúnarsdóttir won 2 prizes in an open competition for male choir pieces in 2002
Curriculum vitae