LÝRA is a professional string ensemble of choice for concerts, recordings, 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, Daði Freyr, 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

KALEO- I want More

Recorded live at Skálholt, Iceland.
 

A Sunrise Session

Music by Ólafur Arnalds
Recorded live in Reykjavík

Jón Jónsson & GDRN

Ef ástin er hrein
Recorded live at Kópavotur, Iceland.

 

Daði Freyr

Think about things

Recorded live in Hafnarfjörður, Iceland.