Studied composition at Reykjavik College of Music with Thorkell Sigurbjörnsson and Úlfar Ingi Haraldsson. In 2005 he finished a Masters degree in composition from the Royal Danish Academy of Music where he studied with Bent Sorensen, Hans Abrahamsen and Niels Rosing-Schow. He finished a second Masters degree (electronic music, Institute of Sonology, Netherlands) in spring 2007.
Hugi Gudmundsson has been nominated five times for the Icelandic Music Awards and received the award in 2013 for his orchestra piece Orkestur, and in 2008, for Apocrypha, for baroque ensemble and electronics. He lives and works as a composer in Copenhagen, Denmark.