Icelandic Violinist Receives Grammy

The Pacifica Quartet, in which Icelandic violinist Sigurbjörn Bernhardsson is a member, received an award at the Grammys last weekend. The quartet comes from Champaign-Urbana, a community south of Chicago, where Bernhardsson lives.

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Borgarnes Settlement Center Museum Awarded

Iceland’s first lady Dorrit Moussaieff presented the Settlement Center in Borgarnes, west Iceland, with the 2009 Eyrarrós award at the presidential residence Bessastadir yesterday. The award is granted to cultural projects outside the capital region.

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