The Icelandic Music Awards were presented at Harpa concert hall last night, RÚV reports. Awards were given in more than 30 categories.
The person to receive the most awards, or five of them, was Emmsjé Gauti. Violin player Rut Ingólfsdóttir accepted an honorary award for her contribution to Icelandic music.
The Icelandic Opera received three awards in the category of classical and contemporary music for its production of Évgení Onegin by Tchaikovsky, and Þorgrímur Jónsson received two awards in the category of blues and jazz.
Following is a list of some of the winners:
Performer of the year, jazz and blues: Stórsveit RVK
Performer of the year, pop/rock: Emmsjé Gauti
Performer of the year, classical/contemporary music: Schola Cantorum
Concert of the year, pop/rock: Baggalútur Christmas concert
Concert of the year, classical/contemporary music: Évgení Onegin in the production of the Icelandic Opera
Pop song of the year: Hildur, ‘I’ll Walk with You’
Rock song of the year: Valdimar, ‘Slétt og fellt’
Rap/hip hop song of the year: Emmsjé Gauti, ‘Silfurskotta’
Djazz composition of the year: ADHD, Magnús Tryggvason Elíassen
Classical/contemporary composition of the year: Hugi Guðmundsson, Hamlet in Absentia
The brightest hope in jazz/blues: Sara Blandon
The brightest hope in pop/rock: Auður
Album of the year, electronic music: Samaris, Black Night
Album of the year, rap/hip hop: Emmsjé Gauti, Vagg og Velta
Album of the year, jazz/blues: Þorgrímur Jónsson Quintet, Constant Movement
Album of the year, rock: Kaleo, A/B
Album of the year, pop: Júníus Meyvant, Floating Harmonies
For a complete list of nominees and winners, see here.