Tinna Thorsteinsdóttir has premiered around 60 piano works especially written for her. She is a performance artist working across a wide range of media.

Tinna works on a regular basis with many composers, is active in the experimental music scene in Iceland and has had many large scale collaborations with various artists.

Educated as a classical pianist Tinna plays all the different styles of the piano repertoire, although 21st century music and visual arts are her main passion. Prepared piano, electronics, toy piano and theatre pieces often show up on her programs.

Her first solo CD Granit Games with Icelandic piano music was released in 2007 with Bad Taste Records.

Tinna is the founder of and curates the new music series Peripheriberry (Icel. Jaðarber) at Reykjavík Art Museum.

She was awarded the DV Culture Prize for Music in Iceland in 2013.

/Photo © Rafael Pinho


“…Tinna’s performance was excellent and showed a wide range of expressions in the five works she performed by equally many composers.”

(Morgunbladid, June 2007)

“Tinna Thorsteinsdóttir made a major achievement with this recital.  Her playing was always very convincing technically, but also inventive, interesting and powerful. Also it always showed a great truthfulness and loyalty to the music.”

(DV, February 2005)