Artists

Geir Draugsvoll (NO)

Geir Draugsvoll (NO)

Geir Draugsvoll is internationally considered to be one of the most important musicians on his instrument, the bayan. 

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Ida Løvli Hidle (NO)

Ida Løvli Hidle (NO)

Ida is a premiered accordionist. Amongst her many prizes is the 1st prize from the ”International Competition for Accordion Soloists” in Belgium, 2012. She has given solo concerts all over the world from China to Canada, France, Russia and Germany, and collaborated with composers such as Erlend Skomsvoll and Sofia Gubaidulina with the new edition on her solo work “Et Expecto”. 

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Matti Rantanen (FI)

Matti Rantanen (FI)

Professor Matti Rantanen (b.1952) is one of the leading figures on the international classical accordion scene. He has performed as a soloist and a chamber musician in many international music festivals around the world including Amsterdam, Moscow, Toronto, Reykjavik, Paris, Budapest and Helsinki.

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Hanzhi Wang (CH)

Hanzhi Wang (CH)

Hanzhi Wang is considered to be one of the shining stars amongst the young upcoming generation of classical accordionists. Despite her young age, she already has a remarkable career, and has made concerts all over the world as soloist and chamber musician.

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Friedrich Lips (RU)

Friedrich Lips (RU)

Friedrich Lips is considered to be one of the most renowned accordionists of our time. He has played concerts in leading concert halls all around the world, such as the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, the Kennedy Center in Washington DC and Santori Hall in Tokyo. He has also worked with great solosits such as Gidon Kremer, Yo-Yo Ma, Mark Pekarsky and Vladimir Tonkha, and composers such as Sergey Berinsky, Aleksandr Kholminov and Sofia Gubaidulina.

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Jostein Stalheim (NO)

Jostein Stalheim (NO)

Jostein Stalheim has performed as a soloist with orchestras and held solo recitals in several concert-series, and at many festivals, such as: Ultima, Borealis, Gjenlyd, Bergen International Festival, Avgarde, World Music Days in Stockholm and Oslo, and in the Video Festival in Cannes with Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra. 

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Mette Rasmussen (DK)

Mette Rasmussen (DK)

Mette Rasmussen (DK) has played concerts in countries such as Norway, Sweden, Denmark, France, China, Ireland, Holland, England and Switzerland. She has released the album ”Sentiments”, focusing on French piano music, on the label Scandinavian Classics. She has also been broadcast on several radio- and TV shows in many countries.

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Skadedyr NO)

Skadedyr NO)

Formed in 2011, Skadedyr is a twelve piece orchestra based in Oslo, uniting young and creative musicians from the norwegian jazz, improv and experimental rock/pop scene.

The compositional ideas are often created by Heida Mobeck, Hans Hulbækmo,
Lars Ove Fossheim or Anja Lauvdal, alone or together. But Skadedyrs sound is
highly based on collective arranging and a lot of improvisational freedom.
To this day they have released three critically acclaimed albums (Kongekrabbe, Culturen and Musikk!) on the label Hubro/Grappa.

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Sigrid Vetleseter Bøe (NO)

Sigrid Vetleseter Bøe (NO)

Growing up in Bøfjorden, Norway, as the daughter of an organist, Sigrid had music in her life from the very beginning. She always wanted to join her father’s choir as a child, and was allowed to do so in 1998, when she was nine years old.

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Aleksander Nohr (NO)

Aleksander Nohr (NO)

The Northern-Norwegian baritone Aleksander Nohr has for years impressed audiences and critics with his warm, embracing voice and well-timed acting.

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