Icelandic-Slovenian violinist, Rannveig Marta Sarc, has performed throughout Europe, North America and Asia and is currently based in New York City where she enjoys a versatile career as a soloist, chamber musician and teacher.
Rannveig has appeared as soloist with the Iceland Symphony, Slovene Philharmonic, Iceland Youth Symphony, Orchestra Matutina, the “Mihail Jora” Philharmonic and Reykjavik College of Music orchestras, among others.
As a chamber musician, Rannveig has performed with Jupiter Symphony Chamber Players, NEXUS Chamber Music Chicago and attended festivals in Ravinia, Thy, Taos, Prussia Cove, Aspen, Sarasota and Kneisel Hall. She was invited into Juilliard’s selective Honors Chamber Music Program as a member of the Kahlo Quartet. Rannveig has collaborated with artists such as Natasha Brofsky, Catherine Cho, Timothy Eddy, Frans Helmerson and Laurie Smukler and performed in venues such as Carnegie Hall and Alice Tully Hall.
Rannveig is a recipient of numerous awards, including the 2022 Luminarts Classical Strings Fellowship, first prize at the 2021 Musicians Club of Women Scholarship Award, the Rotary Scholarship, American Scandinavian Society Cultural Grant and was selected as “Newcomer of the year” at the 2022 Icelandic Music Awards.
An avid performer of contemporary music, Rannveig commissioned six duos for violin and viola with her mother, Svava Bernharðsdóttir, by six Icelandic women. They premiered the duos at the Dark Music Days contemporary music festival in Iceland in 2020, recorded them and released the album “Dúó Freyja.”
Rannveig regularly performs as a substitute violinist in orchestras such as the Chicago and Milwaukee Symphony orchestras, Buffalo Philharmonic, Iceland Symphony and has been concertmaster of the Juilliard Orchestra, Civic Orchestra of Chicago and Moritzburg Festival Orchestra, among others.
Rannveig holds Bachelor and Master of Music degrees from The Juilliard School, where she was a proud recipient of a Kovner Fellowship. Her teachers include Catherine Cho, Laurie Smukler, Donald Weilerstein and Robert Mealy on baroque violin.
Rannveig resides in Washington Heights with her husband, violinist and violist Brian Hong, and their two beloved cats. In her free time, she can be found running, practicing yoga or trying to learn salsa.