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Winners of Icelandic Music Awards

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Winners of Icelandic Music Awards

Emmsjé Gauti.

Emmsjé Gauti. Photo: Courtesy of KEXP.

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.

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