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|New York 2019 ISPA Congress - Steinunn Ragnarsdottir|
CEO and Artistic Director
Steinunn Birna Ragnarsdóttir earned her Master’s degree as a concert pianist from NEC in 1987. She has performed in international festivals and received awards for her performances. Her recordings have earned her the Icelandic Music Award. She was the founder and Artistic Director of the Reykholt Music Festival until she took on the position of the Music Director of Harpa. Steinunn recently graduated from a three year Fellowship program at the DeVos Institute for Arts Management along with 12 artistic leaders chosen from a few hundred applicants. The aim of the institute is to empower outstanding artistic leaders internationally. Steinunn has been the CEO and Artistic Director of the Icelandic Opera for some years and was recently reinstated in the position until 2023. Steinunn currently sits on the Board of ISPA and appears frequently as a lecturer and speaker in various international conferences.