"... the sound and live visuals came together in a vivid rendering of the sublime..." - X-Press Magazine

Gulli Bjornsson (b.1991) is a guitarist, composer and programmer from Iceland whose music typically ties electronics, live instruments and visuals to experiences in nature. Gulli´s music has been described as “hypnotic” (News Gazette) “a knockout – wondrously inventive” (Soundboard Magazine) and “Virtuosic, modern, occasionally discordant, but still accessible” (Classical Guitar Magazine).​

He has written for New Jersey Symphony, Alarm Will Sound, Sō Percussion, Aizuri Quartet, Iarla Ó Lionáird, Contemporaneous, Amanda Gookin, Dither, Jiji, Vicky Chow, Steve Cowan, Mirror Strings amongst others. 

His compositions have recently been featured by Carnegie Hall, 92nd Street Y, Le Poisson Rouge, Caramoor, Green Music Center, Centre Culturen Canadian Paris, San Fransisco Performances, New York Guitar Festival, Boston Celebrity Series, Harriman-Jewell Series, Purdue Convocations, Krannert Center, Rockefeller Tri-University, KPU music, NDR Kultur, Ung Nordisk Musik, Oh My Ears Festival, Nantucket Musical Arts Society amongst others.

Gulli has received accolades for his compositions from Changsha, Rust and Veria International Guitar Composition Competitions and received grants from distinguished institutions such as Fulbright, The American Scandinavian Foundation, Valitor, Landsbankinn and The International Advisory Board. He has also been the recipient of multiple awards for his guitar playing: 1st prize at Nótan (a national music competition in Iceland), winner of The Lilian Fuch’s Chamber Music Competition and a finalist in The ASTA National Solo Competition, European Guitar Award and The International Young Talents Competition. Gulli was also the recipient of The Eliot Fisk Prize and The Andrés Segovia Award for his studies at Yale School of Music and  Manhattan School of Music.

Gulli currently teaches Electronic Composition at the University of Kansas and holds degrees from Manhattan School of Music, Yale School of Music and Princeton University.

Scores of Gulli's compositions are available here: Gulli Bjornsson Publishing