Percussionist Pétur Grétarsson has been active on the Icelandic music scene for over 25 years and has collaborated with an impressive range of artists from all over the world. He has given numerous solo recitals and appeared with various ensembles, performing his own and other composers’ music. He has also written music for films and the theatre. Grétarsson studied percussion at Reykjavík College of Music and later jazz, percussion and composition at Berklee College of Music in Boston. He was the artistic director of Reykjavík Jazz Festival for many years, and currently hosts a popular daily radio programme on music at the Icelandic National Broadcasting Service.