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Castle in Air, Helgi R. Ingvarsson´s ambitious debut album, celebrates solo string instruments, their multifaceted shades and beauty, and especially the unique sonority of the cello. Recorded in the beautiful and world-class Harpa Music Hall in Reykjavík, Iceland Castle in Air received a 4 out of 5 star review from the renowned Icelandic classical music critic Jónas Sen after its launch concert on September 6 2015:
"Helgi´s music carries the composer´s strong personal style." "…all sorts of clever nuances were introduced and the narrative was exciting and surprising." "Helgi had a lot on his mind, and he went his own way in delivering his message. The frame echoed the past, but the inspiration was completely unique." -Jónas Sen
After having been welcomed into the repertoire by renowned cellists and performers like Clare O´Connel of Chroma Ensemble and Martin Johnson Section Leader at RTE National Symphony Orchestra, Ireland, Helgi´s music is now finally available for streaming on Spotify and as a download from CDbaby.
Helgi received generous support from both Harpa Music Hall in Reykjavík, Iceland and The Performing Rights Society of Iceland (STEF) which significantly helped him make Castle in Air a reality.
Artistic director at ALDA Orchestra
Conductor of Icelandic Choir of London
Composer in Association at Euphonia Opera