Gunnar Andreas Kristinsson (1976) holds a BA degree from the Reykjavík College of Music and an MA from the Royal Conservatory in the Hague. With the exception of a few vocal works and one electronic piece, his compositions are mostly instrumental, varying from solo pieces to orchestral works. Many of them have found their way into festivals worldwide, such as Nordic Music Days, Gaudeamus Festival, Dark Music Days, Ultima, Suså Festival and the Darmstadt Summer Course.

The first CD dedicated solely to Gunnar's music, Patterns, received a Kraumur Award in 2013. Gunnar was nominated as Composer of the Year and his orchestral piece, Angelic Mechanisms, was nominated as Composition of the Year at The Icelandic Music Awards 2013. His clarinet concerto, Sisyfos, was RUV's (The Icelandic Broadcasting Service) contribution to The International Rostrum of Composers in Helsinki in May 2014 and his piece Arma Virumque Cano was selected for a performance at ISCM World Music Days in Wroclaw in October 2014.