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Cellist Sigurgeir Agnarsson graduated with a soloist diploma from the Reykjavik College of Music in 1995 and furthered his studies at the New England Conservatory in Boston and the Robert Schumann Conservatory in Düsseldorf in Germany. His professors have included Gunnar Kvaran, David Wells, Laurence Lesser og Johannes Goritzki. He has also attended masterclasses with Frans Helmerson, Bernard Greenhouse, Gary Hoffman, Alexander Bailey, Mario Brunello and Ralph Kirshbaum. Sigurgeir performed during two years as second solo cellist with the German Chamber Akademie Neuss am Rhein. In 2001 he was chosen to appear as soloist with the Bochumer Symphoniker on the occasion of the seventieth birthday of composer Sofia Gubaidulina. In this concert held at the Goethe Institution in Brussel he performed the work Seven words for cello, bajan and strings with the composer in attendance.vSince September 2003 Sigurgeir has been assistant principal cellist of the Iceland Symphony Orchestra. He has performed twice as soloist with the orchestra, most recently in 2004 in Haydn´s C major concerto. Sigurgeir has been active in chamber music, performing with the Chamber Music Club, the Iceland Chamber Orchestra and the Kirkjubæjarklaustur concerts. He is departmental chair of the Reykjavik College strings department and teaches classes at the Iceland Academy of the Arts.