Bjartmar Sigurdsson

Bjartmar was born in Reykjavík, Iceland in 1975, and  showed an interest and talent in music at an early age. However  it was not until his mid-twenties that on realising his potential to become a classical singer  he began to study with singing teachers in Iceland and in the UK.

Having worked with Ryland Davies in London for one year, in 2007 Bjartmar moved to Glasgow, to study at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama graduating with a Postgraduate Diploma in Opera Studies and a Master of Music degree  in Opera from the Alexander Gibson Opera School of the RSAMD. Whilst working with Stephen Robertson during his time at the RSAMD he increased his repertoire to include heavier roles from operas. In 2009 Bjartmar was granted the generous Wagner scholarship from the Wagner society in Edinburgh,Scotland

  In 2008 Bjartmar made his operatic debut in  the demanding role of Bacchus in Ariadne Auf  Naxos by Richard Strauss. Subsequently he took the major dramatic tenor role of Pierre in the much acclaimed production of  Prokofiev’s War and Peace in Glasgow and Edinburgh.  Opera excerpts he has performed include, Don Jose in Carmen, Pollione in Norma, Jeník from The Bartered Bride, Rudolfo from La boheme, and  the entire role of Siegmund from Wagner’s  Die Walkure.

Concert platform work includes tenor soloist in Mozart Requiem, operatic recitals in Scotland (Glasgow, Edinburgh,  Ayr, Dumfries, Aberdeen, Inverness),  and Opera galas in Iceland, Denmark, Italy and United Kingdom. This summer (2010) he will be singing for the Edinburgh Festival Tattoo.
 Bjartmar has participated in masterclasses with Ian Storey, Philip Langridge, Julian Rodescu, Laura Brooks,  Elizabeth Connell and Malcolm Martineau  also working in Florence, Italy with tutors and coaches on the Summer Vocal Masterclasses.  He has worked extensively with the coach Duncan Williams.