Born in Reykjavik, Iceland, EDDA ERLENDSDÓTTIR studied piano at the Music College of Reykjavik and at the Conservatoire National de Musique de Paris with Pierre Sancan. Since 1978 EDDA ERLENDSDÓTTIR has given numerous concerts and participated in important festivals in Iceland, France, Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden, England, Belgium, Swiss, Italy, Germany, Russia, Latvia, Ukraine and United States. She has played piano solos with orchestras conducted by Leif Segerstam, Larry Newland, Klauspeter Seibel, Jean-Pierre Jacquillat and Miltiades Caridis. Her repertoire spans the first works written for the pianoforte (C.P.E. Bach) through contemporary works (P. Boulez), and is particularly devoted to composers such as Haydn, Schubert, Schumann, Liszt, Grieg, Tchaikovsky, Debussy, Ravel, Schoenberg, Berg. Her passion for chamber music has led her to be the founder and artistic director of the chamber music festival in Kirkjubaejarklaustur, south east Iceland. She is a member of Tempo di Tango, a seven piece tango band together xith arranger and bandoneon player Olivier Manoury EDDA ERLENDSDÓTTIR has recorded many programs for radio and television, including several recitals broadcast directly on radio France Musique and the Icelandic national radio. She has also published CDs of piano music by C.P.E. Bach. By Edvard Grieg and by Tchaikovsky In 1990 EDDA ERLENDSDÓTTIR became laureate of the Yehudi Menuhin Foundation in Paris. Besides her career as a soloist and as a chamber music performer Edda Erlendsdóttir is piano teacher in the National Conservatory of Versailles.