Gyda Valtysdottir has been active as a musician since her early teens as a founding member of the experimental pop-group múm.  

Classically trained, Gyda has made music for films, installations, dance, among many other creative ventures, possessing a rare range of musical experiences which creates a unique alchemical compound. 

Her music emerges from the fluidity of time & genres,  disolving any bounderies by simply not sensing their existence.
Her cello playing always inventive and highly personal, underlines a dignified craftsmanship while flirting with sensitivity & strength.


Her list of collaborators is extensive & includes a wide palette of  musician & other artist including Kronos Quartet, Aaron & Bryce Dessner, Josephine Foster, Damien Rice, Dustin O´Halloran, Colin Stetson,
Kjartan Sveinsson & visual artist Ragnar Kjartansson, just to name few



Her first solo album Epicycle came out in 2017 on figureight records & received prestigious prizes at the Iceland Music Awards. Epicycle is a constellation of written music spanning from ancient to avant garde. A year later she released her first album with her own work called Evolution. The record was nominated for the Nordic Music Prize & won “album of the year” at the Icelandic Music Awards. Same year, her first movie soundtrack came out on the legendery Smekkleysa label & was nominated as the soundtrack of the year both at the Icelandic Music Award & EDDA, the Icelandic Film Award.  In 2019 Gyda received the prestigous Nordic Coundil Music Price for her work.



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