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Memorable Manitobans: Snjolaug Anna Sigurdson (?-1979)

Pianist.

Born at Arborg, daughter of Sigurjon and Jona Sigurdson, she studied piano in Winnipeg with Eva Clare before heading to New York in 1946 on an Icelandic Canadian Club scholarship. She made her New York debut in 1950, and performed often in major venues. She returned to Winnipeg in 1958, and served as organist and choir director of First Lutheran Church. She also taught piano and served as a music adjudicator. She died unmarried at Winnipeg on 22 August 1979 and was buried in the Brookside Cemetery.

Sources:

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 24 August 1979, page 66.

Obituary [Carl Oscar Sigurdson], Winnipeg Free Press, 9 April 1985, page 46.

Dictionary of Manitoba Biography by J. M. Bumsted, Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press, 1999.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 23 August 2015

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