Winners and Nominees

The 19th Icelandic Music Awards took place in Harpa on February 20th 2013. Below are the nominees and winners in each category.

1. SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR (Pop & Rock)

Ásgeir Trausti – For songs of the album Dýrð í dauðaþögn

Jónas Sigurðsson – For songs of the album Þar sem himin ber við haf.

Moses Hightower – For songs of the album Önnur Mósebók.

Unnsteinn Manuel Stefánsson – For songs of the album Retro Stefson.

Valdimar Guðmundsson, Ásgeir Aðalsteinsson, Kristinn Evertsson og Högni Þorsteinsson (Band: Valdimar) – For songs of the album Um stund.

2. SONG OF THE YEAR (Pop & Rock)

Baldursbrá – Ojba Rasta – Song & Lyrics by Arnljótur Sigurðsson.

Glow – Retro Stefson – Song & Lyrics by Unnsteinn Manuel Stefánsson.

Leyndarmál – Ásgeir Trausti – Song: Ásgeir Trausti, Lyrics: Einar Georg Einarsson & Júlíus Aðalsteinn Róbertsson.

Sjáum hvað setur – Moses Hightower – Song: Moses Hightower, Lyrics: Andri Ólafsson & Steingrímur Karl Teague.

Tenderloin – Tilbury – Song & Lyrics by Þormóður Dagsson.

3. MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR (Pop, Rock, Jazz and Blues)

Andri Ólafsson – For vocals on Önnur Mósebók by Moses Hightower

Ásgeir Trausti – For vocals on Dýrð í dauðaþögn by Ásgeir Trausti

Steingrímur Teague – For vocals on Önnur Mósebók by Moses Hightower

Unnsteinn Manuel Stefánsson – For various performances with Retro Stefson, Nýdönsk and in TV-show Áramótamót Hljómskálans.

Valdimar Guðmundsson – For various live performances and vocals on number of albums and on TV-show Hljómskálinn.

4. FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR (Pop, Rock, Jazz and Blues)

Andrea Gylfadóttir – For vocals with Todmobile and on her 50th Birthday Concert.

Eivör – For vocals on the album Room by Eivör.

Ellen Kristjánsdóttir – For vocals on the albums Sönglög by Ellen Kristjáns and Í blómabrekkunni by Mannakorn.

Nanna Bryndís Hilmarsdóttir – For vocals on the Of Monsters and Men concert in Hljómskálagarðurinn and at Iceland Airwaves.

Sigríður Thorlacius – For various performances on concerts and albums.

5. LIVE PERFORMER OF THE YEAR (Pop, Rock, Jazz and Blues)

Jónas Sigurðsson og Lúðrasveit Þorlákshafnar

Retro Stefson

Sigur Rós

Skálmöld

Skúli Sverrisson

6. ALBUM OF THE YEAR (Pop & Rock)

Division of Culture and Tourism – Ghostigital.

Dýrð í dauðaþögn – Ásgeir Trausti.

God’s Lonely Man – Pétur Ben.

Retro Stefson – Retro Stefson.

Um stund – Valdimar.

Þar sem himin ber við haf – Jónas Sigurðsson.

Önnur Mósebók – Moses Hightower.

7. COMPOSER OF THE YEAR (Jazz & Blues)

Agnar Már Magnússon – For compositions on the album Hylur.

Andrés Þór Gunnlaugsson – For compositions on the album Mónókróm.

Scott McLemore – For compositions on the album Remote Control.

Skúli Sverrisson – For compositions on the album The Box Tree.

Tómas R. Einarsson – For compositions on the album Laxness.

8. COMPOSITION OF THE YEAR (Jazz & Blues)

Bjartur – by Tómas R. Einarsson.

Fragments – by Skúli Sverrisson.

Mónókróm – by Andrés Þór Gunnlaugsson.

Remote Location – by Scott McLemore.

9. ALBUM OF THE YEAR (Jazz & Blues)

Hylur – Agnar Már Magnússon.

Morgana’s Revenge – Björn Thoroddsen og Richard Gillis.

Mónókrom – Andrés Þór Gunnlaugsson.

Remote Location – Scott McLemore.

The Box Tree – Skúli Sverrisson og Óskar Guðjónsson.

10. LYRICIST OF THE YEAR (All Categories)

Andri Ólafsson og Steingrímur Teague – For lyrics on the album Önnur Mósebók by Moses Hightower.

Einar Georg Einarsson – For lyrics on the album Dýrð í dauðaþögn by Ásgeir Trausti.

Hjalti Þorkelsson, Guðni Gunnarsson og Eiríkur Fannar Torfason (Hljómsveitin Múgsefjun) – For lyrics on the album Múgsefjun by Múgsefjun.

Jónas Sigurðsson – For lyrics on the album Þar sem himin ber við haf by Jónas Sigurðsson.

Snæbjörn Ragnarsson – For lyrics on the album Börn Loka by Skálmöld.

11. MUSIC EVENT OF THE YEAR (All Categories)

Iceland Airwaves

Reykjavík Jazz Festival

Mugison in Harpa

Reykjavik Midsummer Music

Sigur Rós at Iceland Airwaves

Tectonics

12. PRODUCER OF THE YEAR (All Categories)

Alex Sommers & Sigur Rós – For Valtari by Sigur Rós.

Christopher Tarnow – For Winterreise with Víkingur Heiðar Ólafsson and Kristinn Sigmundsson.

Georg Magnússon – For Abel with the Nordic Affect group.

Guðmundur Kristinn Jónsson – For the albums Dýrð í dauðaþögn, Okkar menn á Havana, music in TV show Hljómskálinn and more projects.

Magnús Árni Öder Kristinsson – For the albums Moment with Lára Rúnars and Önnur Mósebók with Moses Hightower.

Styrmir Hauksson & Hermigervill – For Retro Stefson by Retro Stefson.

13. COMPOSER OF THE YEAR (Classical & Contemporary)

Anna Þorvaldsdóttir – For Scape.

Áskell Másson – For Hornkonsert.

Daníel Bjarnason – For The Isle is Full of Noises & Over the Light Earth.

Hugi Guðmundsson – For Orkestur.

Þórður Magnússon – For Saxófónkvartett.

14. COMPOSITION OF THE YEAR (Classical & Contemporary)

Hornkonsert -by Áskell Másson.

The Isle is Full of Noises by Daníel Bjarnason.

Orkestur by Hugi Guðmundsson.

Saxófónkvartett by Þórður Magnússon.

Scape by Anna Þorvaldsdóttir.

15. LIVE PERFORMER OF THE YEAR (Classical & Contemporary)

Einar Jóhannesson – For his performance at Reykjavik Midsummer Music in Harpa last June.

Elfa Rún Kristinsdóttir – Fyrir fiðlupartinn í Sinfonia concertante eftir Mozart á tónleikum Sinfóníuhljómsveitar Íslands sl. vor og flutning með kammersveit sinni Kaleidoscope á tónlistarhátíð í Hörpu í október.

Joseph Ognibene and Petri Sakari – Fyrir frumflutning á Hornkonserti Áskels Mássonar með Sinfóníuhljómsveit Íslands.

Mótettukór Hallgrímskirkju – Fyrir flutning á Níundu sinfóníu Beethovens, Messu í c-moll eftir Mozart og Óttusöngva á vori eftir Jón Nordal og margt fleira á sérlega öflugu 30 ára afmælisári sínu.

Sinfóníuhljómsveit Íslands – Á árinu tókst hljómsveitin á við margbreytileg verk á áræðinn og ferskan hátt. Meðal hápunkta ársins má nefna Beethoven-hringinn og Tectonics hátíðina.

Víkingur Heiðar Ólafsson – Fyrir flutning bæði sem einleikari og kammermúsikspilari á fjölmörgum tónleikum. Hann miðlar tónlistinni á persónulegan og einlægan hátt og tekur áheyrendur með sér í ferðalag inn í undraveröld tónlistarinnar.

16. MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR (Classical & Contemporary)

Ágúst Ólafsson – For the performance of Des Knaben Wunderhorn in Salurinn, Kópavogur, last October.

Gissur Páll Gissurarson – For Rodolfo in La Boheme.

Hrólfur Sæmundsson – For Shaunards in La Boheme.

Kristinn Sigmundsson – For his performance together with Víkingur Heiðar Ólafsson last November where he sang works by Schumann, Mahler and Wolf.

Viðar Gunnarsson – For Ferrando in Il Trovatore.

17. FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR (Classical & Contemporary)

Alina Dubik – For Azucena in Il Trovatore.

Elsa Waage – For Azucena in Il Trovatore.

Herdís Anna Jónasdóttir – for Musetta in La Boheme and more.

Hulda Björk Garðarsdóttir – For Mimi in La Boheme and Leonora in Il Trovatore.

Þóra Einarsdóttir – For Mimi in La Boheme and her solo part in Mozart’s C-moll Messe.

18. ALBUM OF THE YEAR (Classical & Contemporary)

Abel – Nordic Affect and Georgia Browne.

Klarinettukonsertar – Einar Jóhannesson and Iceland Symphony Orchestra.

Ljóð/Lieder/Songs – Auður Gunnarsdóttir and Andrej Hovrin.

Stafnbúi – Steindór Andersen and Hilmar Örn Hilmarsson.

Vetrarferðin (Winterreise) – Kristinn Sigmundsson and Víkingur Heiðar Ólafsson.

19. BEST NEWCOMER (Jazz, Classical & Contemporary)

Andri Björn Róbertsson, bassabaritón

Eva Þórarinsdóttir, fiðluleikari

Jóhann Már Nardeau, trompetleikari

Tómas Jónsson, píanó – og hljómborðsleikari

20. BEST NEWCOMER (Pop, rock and blues)

Ásgeir Trausti

Kiriyama Family

Ojba rasta

Tilbury

White Signal

Ylja

21. BEST ALBUM COVER

Skúli Sverrisson og Óskar Guðjónsson – The Box Tree – Ingibjörg Birgisdóttir og Orri Jónsson

Sigur rós – Valtari – Ingibjörg og Lilja Birgisdætur

Borko – Born To Be Free – Bobby Breiðholt

Retro Stefson – Retro Stefson – Halli Civelek

Ojba Rasta – Ojba Rasta – Ragnar Fjalar Lárusson

22. BEST MUSIC VIDEO

Úlfur – Black Shore – Máni Sigfússon

Sykur – CURLING – Addi Atlondres / Þorgeir F. Óðinsson / Einar Bragi Rögnvaldsson

FM Belfast – DELOREAN – Magnús Leifsson

Retro Stefson – GLOW – Magnús Leifsson

Björk – MUTUAL CORE – Andrew Thomas Huang

OTHER AWARDS:

Public Choice Award – Ásgeir Trausti.

Icelandicmusic.com’s Online Achievement Award – Ásgeir Trausti.

Loftbrú Award for achivement abroad – Sólstafir.

Special recognition for an album outside of the offical Icelandic Music Awards categoris – Kjuregej for Lævirkinn.

Innovation Award – Reykjavik Midsummer Music.

The 17th Icelandic Music Awards were presented March 8th 2011

Winners:

Classical/Contemporary Album of the Year:

Hymnodia Sacra – Icelandic Psalms of the 18th Century.

Carmina Chamber Choir, Nordic Affect, Árni Heimir Ingólfsson. Publ: Smekkleysa.

Jazz Album of the Year:

Horn – Jóel Pálsson

Performers: Jóel Pálsson, Ari Bragi Kárason, Eyþór Gunnarsson, Davíð Þór Jónsson, Einar Scheving. Publ: Flugur.

Rock/Popp album of the Year:

Go – Jónsi

Publ: Frakkur/Smekkleysa

Performers of the Year

Ágúst Ólafsson og Gerrit Schuill for their rendition of Schubert Song Cycles at the Reykjavik Art Festival 2010.

Voice of the Year

Kristinn Sigmundsson is at the pinnacle of his career. Besides performing on the most prestigious opera stages of the world his concert of his own opera favourites at the Reykjavik Art Festival is unforgettable.

Newcomer of the Year

Ari Bragi Kárason puts his trumpet to good use as he blows freshness into the already vibrant Icelandic jazz scene.

Lyricist of the Year

Bjartmar Guðlaugsson for the words on “Skrýtin veröld”(Peculiar World).

Composer of the Year

Ólöf Arnalds for her music on “Innundir skinni”.

Single of the Year

“Hamingjan er hér” from the album “Allt er eitthvað” (“Happiness is Here” from “Everything is Something”).

Composer: Jónas Sigurðsson.

Composition of the Year

Hrím – for Orchestra by Anna Þorvaldsdóttir.

Album Cover of the Year

Sigurður Eggertsson for “Pólýfónía” by Apparat Organ Quartet

Dikta was voted the most popular band for the second consecutive year.

Iceland Airwaves had the internet presence of the year according to tonlist.is

Mezzoforte received a special grant from Reykjavík/Loftbrú for their 35 years of presenting Icelandic music abroad.

Lifetime achievement award went to Þórir Baldursson.

The 16th Icelandic Music Awards were presented March 13th 2010

Winners:

Composers of theYear -Daníel Bjarnason for the music on his cd “Processions”

Composition of the Year-Bow to string by Daníel BjarnasonAlbum cover of the Year-Arnar Ingi Viðarsson, Kári Halldórsson and Kolbeinn Hugi Höskuldsson  for Swordplay and guitarslay – Retrön

Newcomer of the Year- Sudden Weather Change

Performer of the Year-   Davíð Þór Jónsson

Voice of the Year-Sigríður Thorlacius

Single of the Year-Dreamin‘, words and music: Rósa Birgitta Ísfeld and Einar Tönsberg, performed by:Feldberg.

Jazz, album of the Year-ADHD, ADHD

Classical/contemporary, album of the Year-Haydn Piano Concertos,  Edda Erlendsdóttir

Popp/rokk, album of the Year-Terminal, Hjaltalín

Emilíana Torrini received a special grant from Reykjavik/Loftbru

Ólafur Arnalds had the internet presence of the Year according to tonlist.is

Dikta was voted the most popular performer of the year over the phones and on tonlist.is

Lifetime achievement award went to Jón Nordal

The 15th Icelandic Music Awards were presented on February 18th 2009

Winners:

Composers of the Year -Sigur Rós for the music and lyrics on”Með suð í eyrum við spilum endalaust”

Composition of the Year-ORA by Áskel Másson

Video of the Year-Björk and Encyclopedia Pictura for WanderlustAlbum cover of the Year- Kate vonHarreveld and Helgi Þórsson for Demoni Paradiso (Evil Madness)

Newcomer of the Year-Agent Fresco

Performer of the Year-Anna Guðný Guðmundsdóttir

Voice of the Year-Emilíana Torrini

Single of the Year-“Þú komst við hjartað í mér”,by: Páll Óskar, Toggi and Bjarki

Jazz, album of the Year-Fram af, Ómar Guðjónsson

Classical/contemporary, album of the Year-Fordlandia, Jóhann Jóhannsson

Popp/rokk, album of the Year-Með suð í eyrum við spilum endalaust, Sigur Rós

Mugison received a special grant from Reykjavik/Loftbru

Bagglútur had the internet presence of the Year according to tonlist.isBaggalútur was also voted the most popular performer of the year on visir.is

Músíktilraunir was awarded the Samtónn prize of excellent achievement for their decades of dedication to promoting up and coming artists

Lifetime achievement award went to Ingólfur Guðbrandsson.

The winners of the 14. annual Icelandic Music Awards:

Record:

– rock/fringe music :  Mugiboogie-Mugison

– pop/contemporary: Frágangur/Hold er mold-Megas og Senuþjófarnir

– various: Við og við-Ólöf Arnalds

-jazz : Cycles-Einar Scheving

– classical/contemporary : Melódía-Kammerkórinn Carmina

Performer:

– various : Björk

– classical/contemporary : Kammersveitin Ísafold

– jazz : Sigurður Flosason

Composition:

– classical/contemporary: Apocrypha by Hugi Guðmundsson

– jazz : Daboli by Agnar Már Magnússon

-single : Verum í sambandi by Snorri Helgason and Bergur Ebbi Benediktsson

Lyricist: Bergur Ebbi Benediktsson

Songwriter : Högni Egilsson

Female vocalist: Björk

Male vocalist: Páll Óskar Hjálmtýsson

Score: Pétur Ben for Foreldrar

Video : Gísli Darri og Bjarki Rafn -The Great Unrest – Mugison

Album cover : Mugiboogie-MugisonAlli Metall, Kjartan Hallur

Most promising newcomer : Hjaltalín

Internet presence,  presented by Tónlist.is : Páll Óskar Hjálmtýsson

Most popular, voted on Visir.is : Páll Óskar Hjálmtýsson

Export prize Reykjavík LoftbrúSigurður Flosasona and Jóel Pálsson quartet

Samtónn Motivation award: Björgólfur Guðmundsson

Lifetime achievment award: Rúnar Júlíusson