Icelandic violinist Hrabba Atladottir studied in Berlin, Germany with professor Axel Gerhardt and in Klagenfurt, Austria with professor Helfried Fister. After finishing her studies, Hrabba worked as a freelancing violinist in Berlin for five years, regularly playing with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Deutsche Oper, and Deutsche Symphonieorchester. Hrabba also participated in a world tour with the Icelandic pop artist Björk, and a Germany tour with violinist Nigel Kennedy.

In 2004, Hrabba moved to New York, and continued to freelance, playing on a regular basis with the Metropolitan Opera, New York City Opera, Orchestra of St. Luke's and New Jersey Symphony Orchestra among other orchestras.

Hrabba also plays a lot of new music, most recently with the Either/Or ensemble in New York in connection with their Helmut Lachenmann festival. Since August 2008, Hrabba is based in Berkeley, California, where she has been performing with various ensembles, such as the Berkeley Symphony Orchestra, The Left Coast Chamber Ensemble, The Empyrean Ensemble, and the Berkeley Contemporary Chamber Players, to name a few.

[from program for May 24, 2010 concert]

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