The native Icelander Álfheiður Erla Guðmundsdóttir studied at Hochschule für Musik ‹Hanns Eisler› in Berlin on the Master's program after graduating with honours from her Bachelor's degree. During her studies, she sang Marzelline in ‹Fidelio› at the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music and performed as Susanna in ‹Le nozze di Figaro› at Uferstudios. She sang Adele in ‹Die Fledermaus› at the Sigurður Demetz Academy of Singing, where she took lessons and also graduated with honours in 2013. She is also a recipient of the Deutschlandstipendium scholarship and is supported by Freunde junger Musiker Berlin, Yehudi Menuhin Live Music Now Berlin e. V. and Ingjaldssjóður Iceland. In 2015, the soprano won third prize and a special prize at the International Giulio Perotti Singing Competition. She has twice been selected for the Britten-Pears Young Artist Programme, where she worked with singer Anne Sofie von Otter, among others. In January 2019, she participated in the SongStudio at Carnegie Hall under the direction of Renée Fleming. She made her debut at Staatsoper Berlin in the title role of ‹Schneewittchen› (Wolfgang Mitterer/Engelbert Humperdinck). In 2019, she won second place and a special prize at the International Haydn Competition for Classical Lied & Aria. In the 2019/20 season, she was a participant of the Thuringian Opera Studio. As a soloist in recitals as well as in sacred works, she performs regularly in both Iceland and Germany.