LÝRA is a professional string ensemble of choice for weddings,
gatherings, grand openings, and all occasions, based in Reykjavík, Iceland.
We are all university educated and have toured across Europe, Australia,South and North America.
With years of experience performing together, members of LÝRA have worked with musicians such as Björk, Ólafur Arnalds, Aquilo, Spiritualized, Steindór Andersen, Hilmar Örn Hilmarsson, Árstíðir, Anneke van Giersbergen, Of Monsters And Men, Bloodgroup, Heidrik, Kaleo, Hafdís Huld, Júníus Meyvant, Snorri Hallgrímsson, Lára, Seabear, Sóley and JFDR and have
recorded for everything from Samsung commercials to BAFTA-winning TV soundtracks.
Here are some examples of our playing with various musicians:
Over the Horizon, Samsung’s 2018 ringtone
Arranged by Pétur Jónsson
Recorded at Salurinn, Kópavogur, Iceland
Nyepi, live at BBC studios London
Music by Ólafur Arnalds
Arranged by Viktor Orri Árnason
Recorded live for BBC Radio 6 Music