Stefán Helgi Kristinsson was born on April 6, 1979 in the capital of Iceland, Reykjavik.
He received his first music education in Tónskóli Sigursveins D. Kristinssonar where he studied cornet and recorder, as well as receiving his first music theory education.
In 1989 his life changed course when he became a church organist after his grandfather saw a small ad in the local newspaper from the Music School of the Icelandic National Church.
His first organ teacher was Jakob Hallgrímsson (1943 – 1999), who was also a violin player and a good composer. Jakob introduced Stefan to the world of composing and taught him the basics of harmony and counterpoint.
In 2000, Stefan began studying advanced music theory in the Music School of Reykjavik, where his main theory teachers were Guðmundur Hafsteinsson (1953 – ) and Tryggvi Baldvinsson (1965 – ), both well known Icelandic composers.
In 2004, Stefan graduated from the Music School of the Icelandic National Church as a Cantor.
In 2007 he got an interest in photography and have since been active landscape photographer.
I have been long-time user here on Redbubble but hadn’t sold much until past months where my works have started to be picked up by some fantastic buyers! / I wish to thank the buyers for their support and I sure hope that they are happy with the final product. Hopefully, I will get some feedback on how they like it! :) / That’s it for now, I’m just so excited to see that my R…
Just writing this so you all know that we are ok here in Iceland despite the recent volcanic activity which has escalated this week to major eruption which could even last for years. Last eruption in that volcano lasted about two years. / No lives has been lost and people are okey… farmers have lost lot of farming land in the floods which we have had from the glacier. Many farming lands i…
In late March I received an email from National Geographic which announced me that four of my photographs had been chosen to be part of their exclusive photo collection. / For me it is a great honor that several of my photographs have been chosen to be part of their superb photo collection. / Here’s the photographs which they have picked: / #1 / #2 / #3 / #4
I have been on RedBubble for almost two years and never had a sale… until now! :) Imagine my surprise when I saw email from RedBubble with the subject “You’ve Made A Sale on RedBubble!”. / The item which was bought was greeting card of this photograph / I hope the buyer will enjoy their card very much! :) / Thanks!