María Huld Markan Sigfúsdóttir
María Huld Markan Sigfúsdóttir (b. 1980) is a composer and a violinist. She graduated as a violinist from the Reykjavik College of Music in 2000 and with a Bachelor’s degree in composition at the Iceland Academy of the Arts in 2007.
As well as composing her own music, María has for the past decade performed music around the world with her band, amiina, as well as recorded and collaborated with a range of other bands and artists, including Spiritualized, Nordic Affect, London Sinfonietta, Francesco Scavetta, Brice Dessner, Yann Tiersen, Julianna Barwick, Guy Maddin, Aono Jikken Ensemble and Sigur Rós.
María has also composed music for films and dance and her compositions have been performed in Iceland, USA and Europe.
Recent work include film scores for films by the director Mike Ott, Sleeping Pendulum and Clockworking, composed for the ensemble Nordic Affect.