Hera Björk Þórhallsdóttir (born in Reykjavík, Iceland 29 of March 1972) is a well-known singer in her homeland. Her debut album, Ilmur af Jólum, was released in November 2000 and received very good reviews. Hera Björk has a voice with big range and sings classical, jazz, pop and schlager.
In 1995 she sang in The Rocky horror Picture Show and since then has taken part in several musicals in Iceland. In 1999-2000 she was the hostess on a very popular television show “Stutt í Spunann”, which aired on Saturday nights on RÚV, the National TVstation in Iceland.
From 1996-2004 Hera Björk sang in the Chamber Choir Schola Cantorum in Hallgrímskirkja, Reykjavik. Schola Cantorum has won rewards in international competitions and has released 3 albums, one of which was nominated to The Icelandic Music Awards as the Classic Album of the Year 2002. Through the years Hera Björk has been working with many well-known Icelandic musicians on their projects like Óðin's Raven Magic with Sigur Rós and Björk's latest album Medúlla.
In 2000 Hera Björk moved to Akureyri in the north of Iceland. There she studied Business and Marketing at the University of Akureyri. On weekends she flew to Reykjavík to perform at the City Theatre and sing with her pop group “17Vélar” at clubs.
In 2004 Hera Björk met Cathrine Sadolin, a Danish entrepreneur in Complete Vocal Technique. She immediately fell for the technique and started taking lessons from Cathrine. She moved to Copenhagen and studied at the Complete Vocal Institute from January 2005 until June 2008. While studying she was teaching and singing in Iceland and Denmark.
2007 and 2008 Hera Björk was a part of the project "Frostroses - The Icelandic Divas". Along with other known Icelandic singers she performed on Chrismas concerts all over Iceland, finishing in Reykajvík with A Grand Concert. All the events were sold out.
Hera Björk has been teaching at CVT for the past 3 years in Iceland and is now working all over Europe for CVI doing master-classes and introducing CVT to singers.
Currently Hera Björk is living in Copenhagen, Denmark and is working as a singer and vocal coach all around Europe.
Hera Björk took part in Icelandic preselection 2007 and Danish Eurovision preselection 2009, where she finished 2nd. She also was backing vocalist for Iceland's Eurovision entries in 2008 and 2009.
Hera Björk represented Iceland in the 2010 Eurovision Song Contest with the song Je Ne Sais Quoi and finished 19th in the final.
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