Kristján Sturla Bjarnason ICELAND
Kristjan Sturla is a 38-year-old film composer and producer from Iceland. He has been immersed in music since the age of 7, beginning with piano lessons.
Kristjan's career in music production took off with a long-standing collaboration with musician Jón Jónsson, for whom he produced a debut record and several songs.
Shifting his talents to scoring, Kristjan’s inaugural film project was "Algjor Sveppi 3," part of a series of beloved children's movies in Iceland. Thereafter, he focused predominantly on composing for film and television. To date, he has scored music for 12 feature-length films, four documentaries, and a number of TV series, including "Ordinary People" and "Iceguys," which are among the most celebrated series in Iceland. Notable films featuring his music include "Cop Secret," "The Falcons," "The Biggest Rescue," and "Home Game." Both "Cop Secret" and "The Falcons" achieved the status of number one hits in the year they premiered.
In addition to his composition work, Kristjan is a co-founder of Tonhylur, one of Iceland’s largest studio complexes. As a non-profit, its mission is to foster and support young musicians while providing resources for music industry professionals. His expertise also extends to sound design for film trailers and creating music for commercials.