Edvaldsdóttir, Sigrún, Icelandic violinist; b. Reykjavík, Jan. 13,1967. She commenced violin training when she was 5. She undertook formal studies with Gudny Gudmundsdottir at the Reykjavík Coll. of Music, graduating at 17 as the youngest person ever with a soloist diploma. She then went to the U.S. to study with Roland and Almita Amos, and then with Jascha Brodsky and Jaime Laredo at the Curtis Inst. of Music in Philadelphia (B.M., 1988). In 1987 she took second prize in the Leopold Mozart competition in Augsburg; in 1988 she won fifth prize in the Carl Nielsen competition in Denmark; in 1990 she captured the Bronze Medal at the Sibelius Competition in Helsinki. In 1988 she became first violinist of the newly-founded Miami (Fla.) String Quartet. She also pursued a career as a soloist and as a recitalist.
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