- strings -
Loftkastali / Castle in Air
for solo cello
Written for Guðný Jónasdóttir who premiered Loftkastali at the Royal Academy of Music, London, UK in 2012. Since then the work has been performed numerous times in London, as well as Cardiff, Dublin, Reykjavík and Beaconsfield.
The work received a 4 star review from the Icelandic classical music critic Jónas Sen 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
String Quartet no.1
String quartet no.1 is also known as Évariste String Quartet. It was commissioned by the Bartholdy Quartet and premiered August 7th, 2013 at Salurinn, Kópavogur, Iceland.
The former title "Évariste" derives from the chamber opera Évariste, also by Ingvarsson, which was premiered at the Courtauld Gallery, Somerset House, London in July 2015. The string quartet elaborates on musical material from the opera.