Einar Torfi Einarsson studied composition in Reykjavík, Amsterdam, Graz, and received his Ph.D. from the University of Huddersfield where he studied on the Jonathan Harvey scholarship and was supervised by Aaron Cassidy. He has also studied in masterclass and private setting with Salvatore Sciarrino, Brian Ferneyhough and Peter Ablinger. Einar has been the recipient of many awards and prizes, among them the Impuls composition competition. His music has been performed widely on many music festivals by such renowned ensemble as Klangforum Wien, ELISION Ensemble and Ensemble Intercontemporain.