Stefánsson, Fjölnir, Icelandic composer and educator; b. Reykjavík, Oct. 9, 1930. He was a student of Thórarinsson at the Reykjavik Music School (graduated, 1954) and of Seiber in England (1954–58). Returning to Iceland, he was active as a teacher and later as an educator. He composed a Trio for Flute, Clarinet, and Bassoon (1951); Violin Sonata (1954); Duo for Oboe and Clarinet (1974); Kopion for Orch. (1979); Sextet for Flute, Clarinet, Bassoon, Horn, Violin, and Cello (1983); many choral works and songs; numerous arrangements of Icelandic folk songs for chorus.
—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire