Kristinn Kristinsson (b.1990) is an Icelandic guitarist, composer and producer currently living in Reykjavík. Kristinn works across genres composing for various projects, installations and theatre. With extensive musical background he combines his knowledge of music tradition, technology, sound-design and programming to explore new sounds, consistently re-inventing his approach to music.
He has performed in 12 countries and appeared on over 10 records. He is a member of the electro-acoustic trio Minua, avant-rock quintet Monoglot and co-founder of the jazz record label Hout Records.
In Reykjavík Kristinn began his music education playing the cello from age 5 but picked up the guitar 12 years old. There he studied at the FIH School of music with some of Iceland’s finest jazz players. After graduation in 2011 Kristinn moved to Switzerland for further studies in the Music University Basel with prof. Wolfgang Muthspiel, finishing his Bachelor in 2014. Same year he entered the master of performance program in the University of the Arts in Bern, studying with Ronny Graupe and Django Bates. In 2016 Kristinn earned his Master degree in Jazz Performance and Composition. During his studies Kristinn also got the chance to study with Jorge Rossy, Larry Grenadier, Guillermo Klein, Frank Sikora and Aydin Esen among others. After graduation Kristinn moved to Berlin where he lived for 3 years before moving back to Reykjavík where he lives since 2019.