Hulda Jónsdóttir, born 1991, began her violin studies at age four in Reykjavík, Iceland. She graduated from the Iceland Academy of the Arts with a diploma in violin performance in Spring 2009, her main teacher was Guðný Guðmundsdóttir. She is currently completing her undergraduate studies at The Juilliard School in New York City where she is a student of David Chan. Her previous teachers at Juilliard are Robert and Nicholas Mann.
Hulda has appeared as a recitalist and chamber musician in Iceland, Norway, Switzerland, Mexico, Japan and the United States. She has played as a soloist with various orchestras including two performances with the Iceland Symphony Orchestra. Recent engagements include a recital on the Dame Myra Hess concert series in Chicago which are broadcast live on WFMT, and apperances at the New York Chamber Music Festival, the Podium Festival in Iceland and the Icelandic Chamber Music Festival where her performance was recorded by the Icelandic National Radio. This past summer Hulda traveled to Japan and China to participate in the Pacific Music Festival where she had the opportunity to serve as a principal in the festival orchestra and was awarded the American Scandinavian Society cultural grant.
Since September 2006 Hulda has played on a violin by Vincenzo Sannino (ca. 1920) and a bow by Victor Fetique on a generous loan from The Rachel Elizabeth Barton Foundation in Chicago. She has also been a recipient of the foundations career grant.