Professor of Practice (Violin, Pacifica Quartet)
East Studio Building, JS221
Sigurbjorn Bernhardsson is professor of practice (violin) at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music and a member of the Pacifica Quartet, the school's quartet-in-residence.
He has performed at festivals including the Edinburgh Festival, Ravinia, Music@Menlo, and the Iceland Art Festival. With the Pacifica Quartet, he has received several honors, including the Grammy Award, the Musical America Ensemble of the Year, and the Avery Fisher Career Grant. His television appearances include The Tonight Show, Saturday Night Live, and the MTV Europe Music Awards, with award-winning rock artist Björk. Bernhardsson gives regular recitals and master classes in Iceland and the United States, and has appeared as a soloist with the Iceland Symphony Orchestra and the Reykjavik Chamber Orchestra. His teachers include Gudny Gudmundsdottir, Almita and Roland Vamos, Matias Tacke, and Shmuel Ashkenasi.