Eydís Evensen

Biography

Music has been a part of Eydís Evensen’s life from a very early age. A classically-trained pianist and post-classical composer, Eydís started taking piano lessons at the age of six in her hometown of Blönduós, Iceland and composed her very first piece of music on the instrument – about a storm that was raging outside – when she was seven.


After graduating from Reykjavik’s Hamrahlíð College – where she sang in the world-renowned choir run by Þorgerður Ingólfsdóttir, which counts Björk and members of Sigur Rós among former members – she planned to go to Vienna to continue her studies, but after becoming disillusioned with the classical world, she decided to take a different path, moving abroad to work. Spells were spent living in London and New York while traveling extensively.


Although Eydís cites her home country of Iceland as still being a huge influence on her music, she is also profoundly inspired by forces of nature as well as artists such as Philip Glass and Thom Yorke. But the real driving force behind her mournful, melancholy and incredibly beautiful arrangements is her own emotions, and having the full freedom to explore those feelings musically however she wants, while also attempting to break free from regular forms of music.

News

  • Eydís Evensen Releases Debut Album 'Bylur'

    Eydís Evensen Releases Debut Album 'Bylur'

    23rd April 2021

    Icelandic pianist and post classical composer Eydís Evensen has today released her debut album 'Bylur' on XXIM Records. Recoreded and produced at Reykjavík’s Greenhouse Studios, Evensesn says of the album, "(It) spans over 20 years of my...

  • Eydís Evensen Releases New Single 'Brotin'

    Eydís Evensen Releases New Single 'Brotin'

    2nd February 2021

    Eydís Evensen has released a video alongside her latest single 'Brotin'. The Icelandic pianist said of the track "It's about isolation, a sense of being emotionally overwhelmed, and of essentially being broken." 'Brotin' is the final song...

  • Sony Masterworks & Wise Music Group Announce Strategic Partnership

    Sony Masterworks & Wise Music Group Announce Strategic Partnership

    3rd December 2020

    Sony Music Masterworks, a division of Sony Music Entertainment, and Wise Music Group today announced a new strategic partnership to identify and sign top artist and composer talent.Masterworks and Wise Music will work together to sign new...