Born in Reykjavík 1962, Sveinn Lúðvík studied classical guitar, piano and singing at TSDK and the Reykjavík College of Music and then for two years, at The Royal Danish Academy of Music in Copenhagen. After returning to Iceland he studied composition at the Reykjavík College of Music for another four years, and attended summer courses in composition in Kazimierz Dolny with Witold Lutos?awksy, among others. Since 1994, after teaching theory and the guitar for a few years, he has devoted himself exclusively to composing.