Icelandic bassoonist Snorri Heimisson

Snorri Hemisson bassoonist

Snorri Heimisson started playing the flute at the age of nine. In his second year at the Icelandic wind teacher department he chose the bassoon as a second instrument and after that there was no turning back. He graduated from the Royal Danish Academy of Music in 2003 with diploma in orchestral playing. Snorri has played with the Icelandic Symhony Orchestra, the Icelandic Opera Orchestra, Aton, Ísafold and Caput Ensamble. He conductet the Icelandic workers wind band from 2007-2011. In the years 2003-2005 Snorri tought the art of bassoon playing at Gladsaxe musik-og billedskole and Farum musikskole in Denmark.  After seven years in Denmark he moved back to Iceland where he tougth the bassoon, flute and clarinet at Grafarvogur windband. He also tought the bassoon in Tónlistarskólinn in Reykjavík and at Tónskóli Sigursveins from 2010-2013. Snorri is the conductor and principal of Skólahljómveit Árbæjar- og Breiðholts from spring 2013. From 2016-2017 Snorri is living in Oslo where he teaches the flute, clarinet and saxophon at Manglerud-Høyenhall windband and conducts the youngest group in Oppegård windband.

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