Guðný Jónasdóttir was born in Reykjavík, Iceland and made her debut at the age of 19 with Elgar’s cello concerto with the Icelandic Symphony Orchestra. She graduated with M.Mus from the Royal Academy of Music with Distinction and Dip.Ram in 2013 after having studied in Iceland and Germany.
Being a member of the Southbank Sinfonia Guðný was joint principal in small orchestra, chamber music and opera performances in England, France and Italy in 2014.
Recent performances include Brahms Double Concerto at St. Martin in the Fields in Trafalgar Square, Saint Sains Cello Concerto with the Icelandic youth orchestra Ungfónía and an unaccompanied Recital in Harpan, Reykjavík´s new concert Hall.
Guðný has extensively collaborated with composers throughout her career and has several pieces dedicated to her. Her collaboration with Helgi Rafn Ingvarsson has led to several exciting projects including a CD publishing.
She is furthermore an active chamber musician guesting with various ensembles as well as regular performances in Europe with pianist Elisabeth Streichert as Duo Isold.
Currently Guðný is a freelance musician in London looking into all aspects of being professional cellist. She has beside her solo performances gained experience in the orchestra field with the Icelandic Symphony Orchestra and the Lübecker Philharmoniker as well as trialing for principal and assistant principal positions with Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Scottish Opera, Opera North and BBC National Orchestra of Wales.