JAKOB PILGRAM studied singing (under Hans-Jürg Rickenbacher), music education, and choral direction at the Music Academy of the City of Basel. He graduated in Music Education in July 2008 with distinction, then continuing his singing studies under Werner Güra at the Zurich University of Fine Arts, graduating, again with distinction, in January 2011.
BENEDIKT KRISTJANSSON was born in Húsavík, Iceland. He studied with Professor Scot Weir at the Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler in Berlin and participated in masterclasses with Christa Ludwig, Peter Schreier, Elly Ameling, Robert Holl, Thomas Quasthoff, Andreas Schmidt, and Helmut Deutsch. In 2011 he won the 1st Prize and the Audience Prize of the International Bach Vocal Competition in Greifswald. In 2012 followed again the Audience Award at the International Bach Competition in Leipzig.
REGULA MÜHLEMANN was born in Lucerne, Switzerland where she currently resides. She completed her studies at the Conservatory of Lucerne in 2010, graduating with distinction.
In June 2012 she completed her master studies in Solo Performance – again with distinction and top marks. Master classes with Margreet Honig, Klaus Mertens, Rudolf Piernay, Juliane Banse, and Marieke Spaans concluded her training.
HÖRÐUR ÁSKELSSON was born in Akureyri in the north of Iceland in 1953. He studied music in Akureyri and Reykjavík, before moving to Düsseldorf, Germany, in 1976 to study at the Robert Schumann Hochschule. He graduated as organist and choir conductor in 1981 with summa cum laude. After a year as Music Director in the Neanderkirche in Düsseldorf Áskelsson was appointed Music Director of Hallgrímskirkja in 1982.