Sibbi Bernhardsson began playing violin at the age of five in his native Iceland. As a member of the Pacifica Quartet he performs over 90 concerts a year worldwide in many of the leading concert halls in the United States, Europe, and Japan, including Wigmore Hall, the Vienna Konzerthaus, the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, and New York’s Alice Tully Hall and Metropolitan Museum of Art. Sibbi has performed at festivals including the Edinburgh Festival, Ravinia, Music@Menlo, and the Iceland Art Festival. With the Pacifica Quartet he has received several honors including the Grammy Award, the Musical America Ensemble of the Year, and the Avery Fisher Career Grant.
Collaborations include those with Menahem Pressler, Yo-Yo Ma, Jörg Widmann, the Emerson Quartet, and members of the Guarneri and Cleveland Quartets.
His television appearances include the Tonight Show, Saturday Night Live, and the MTV Europe Music Awards with award-winning rock artist Björk. Sibbi gives regular recitals and master classes in Iceland and the United States, and has appeared as a soloist with the Iceland Symphony Orchestra and the Reykjavik Chamber Orchestra. His teachers include Gudny Gudmundsdottir, Almita and Roland Vamos, Matias Tacke and Shmuel Ashkenasi. Sibbi lives in Bloomington, IN, with his wife Sally Takada Bernhardsson and son Hiromichi Magnus, and is on the faculty at Indiana University's Jacobs School of Music and artist-in-residence at the University of Chicago.