Anna receives the Nordic Council Music Prize 2012


Anna is honored and grateful to be the recipient of the Nordic Council Music Prize 2012 for her work Dreaming, for orchestra.

The Nordic Council Music Prize Adjudicating Committee says:

"Dreaming opens the sphere of the symphony orchestra in an unusual and innovative way. … With Dreaming Anna Thorvaldsdóttir has written herself into a contemporary Nordic orchestra tradition which derives its timbres both from electronic music and from the sounds of nature inherent in Nordic folk music. The tones are carefully depicted - almost like small pieces of embroidery. But the work is perhaps particularly unique by the way it achieves to build and unfold a large form within a sound world that apparently stands still."