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“Pianist Nína Margrét Grímsdóttir has established a fine reputation as a performing and recording soloist and chamber musician. Her recent concert tours have included China, Scotland, Canada, Italy and Germany. She has also concertized widely in the United States and Canada, including thirteen American States and five Canadian Provinces as well as concerts in Japan, England, France and Scandinavia.

Concert reviews include the Crescendo Magazin “technical virtuosity combined with a deep insight into the emotions of the composers”, Xian An Evening News „Beautiful music, superb performance, fascinating interpretation“, Qindao Evening News „The whole presentation was outstanding”. Other reviews include the Logberg-Heimskringla and the Glasgow Herald.

The most recent CD released on the Naxos Classical label (8.570460) in 2007 includes a world premiere recording of selected solo and chamber works by Iceland´s first composer Sveinbjörn Sveinbjörnsson (1847-1927). The CD received an excellent review in The Classical Music Guide Forums: “Highly recommended for those who continue to search for fine treasures!” Previously the CD was awarded four stars and chosen one of the top ten CDs of 2007 by Morgunbladid.

Nína Margrét Grímsdóttir´s solo and chamber music performances of Páll Isolfsson, Mendelssohn and Mozart are available on three CD´s issued by BIS (1139), nominated for the Icelandic Music Awards 2001, NAXOS (8.554725) and SKREF (008). All CDs have received great reviews in international publications such as the Gramophone Awards Issue, Piano News, American Record Guide and Fanfare. Nína Margrét holds a doctoral degree (D.M.A.) in piano performance from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York.”