IcIcelandic Pianist, Composer and Multi-instrumentalist
Kristján Martinsson (1986) is a versatile Icelandic Pianist, Composer and Multi-instrumentalistbased in Amsterdam, Netherlands. With K Tríó Kristján built up international acknowledging as a composer and performing jazz pianist. The album Meatball Evening won three Icelandic Music Awards. In 2008 K Tríó received the award “Young Nordic Jazz Commets”. After obtaining his degree at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam (2014), Kristján continued to perform frequently on stages worldwide as a bandleader and side man. Throughout his musical career he remained active with his band Secret Swing Society In 2020 Kristján worked on the album Unvarnished with guitar player Guillaume Heurtebize and percussionist Eddie Jensen.
Since 2021, Kristján Martinsson has immersed himself in working on solo works. The new music has the piano and flute in the spotlight and has a melancholic wide screen sound to it in which the roots of the Icelandic space and landscape can be heard. Focus is not only on jazz, but a broader perspective of musical styles. Genres such as “melodic-classical, indie-jazz, icelandic-atmospheric, neo-romantic and soft-electronic music” are now on offer. Kristján´s solo album “Stökk” was released 28th of oktober 2022.