Tinna Thorsteinsdóttir has a broad experience with new music and has premiered around 80 piano works especially written for her. She works on a regular basis with many composers and is an active figure in the experimental music scene.
Educated as a classical pianist, 21st century music serves as her main passion. Prepared piano, electronics, toy piano and theatre pieces often show up on her programs. In recent years, apart from giving solo recitals internationally, Tinna has been active as a performance artist, making soundscapes, installations and improvising.
Collaborations include the dance work It is not a Metaphor to John Cage´s piano music as a production for the Iceland Dance Company in 2012. Tinna performs in the video work Constitution of the Republic of Iceland by artist duo Ólafur Ólafsson and Libia Castro and composer Karólína Eiríksdóttir, which was showcased at the Venice Biennale in 2011. In 2014 Tinna was a resident at the glass gallery S12 in Bergen, Norway, where she created the glass-performance work Cry Piano with Alli Hoag. Most recently Tinna played one of the main roles in the opera UR_ by composer Anna Thorvaldsdottir, which was premiered in Theater Trier, Germany in 2015.
Her activities as a curator include the large scale art exhibition Piano at Reykjavík Arts Festival 2014 in Iceland.
Tinna co-leads the music and art festival Cycle in Iceland.
She was awarded the DV Culture Prize for Music in Iceland in 2013.