The participants of the CADENCE project



Sweden

 
  • Ditte Andersson, Musician – nyckelharpa player, fiddler, singer, composer. Ditte plays Swedish folk music and a mix of genres, with the aim to create acoustic music in the borderland between folk and popular music. Experienced teacher on a free-lance basis (Master of Education in Music, main subject Swedish Folk Music).
    (www.ditteandersson.se)
  • Håkan Larsson, Håkan represents the administration of the Eric Sahlström Institute in the CADENCE-project. He plays fiddle, nyckelharpa and harmonica and performs together with his wife Sonia Sahlström in various constellations. He is the 13th harmonica player awarded the title ”riksspelman” in Sweden.
    (www.myspace.com/sahlstromlarsson)
  • Esbjörn Hogmark, is a professional nyckelharpa builder and player from Uppland. He was a scholar and friend of Eric Sahlström. He was one of the initiators of the Eric Sahlström Institute and is now member of the board. Together with family members he plays in the ensemble “Hogmarkarna” (the Hogmarks).
    (www.hogmark.com/esbjorn)
  • David Eriksson, comes from the region Västerbotten in the northern parts of Sweden and has been playing the nyckelharpa since 1997. He attended the one year nyckelharpa course at Eric Sahlström Institute 2000-2001. Currently he is studying folk music and nyckelharpa at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm.
    (www.myspace.com/lyyfolk)
  • Emilia Amper, started playing nyckelharpa in 1991 and is now an award winning performer and teacher world wide as soloist and with folk, chamber and rock/pop ensembles. She is an educated Nordic Master in Folk Music, member of the board at the Eric Sahlström Institute and World Champion of Nyckelharpa 2010.
    (www.emiliaamper.se)
  • Josefina Paulsson, is a modern musician standing grounded in her own tradition and exploring new territory, where the nyckelharpa brings an earthy taste into different genres. She was awarded the title ”riksspelman” 2008 and has studied at the Royal Academy in Stockholm with the nyckelharpa as her main instrument.
    (www.josefinapaulson.se)

Germany

 
  • Marco Ambrosini, inspired us to do this project. He was violinist and composer when he discovered the nyckelharpa in the 80s. He fell in love with it and made it his main instrument performing as soloist for early and contemporary music all over the world. 2013, he published a book of daily exercises for nyckelharpa players.
    (www.ambrosini.de)
  • Karsten Evers, was the coordinator of this CADENCE partnership. He has been a part of the folk revival in Germany since the 1970s. Later he studied music and science of cultural education after being an architect before. He has been responsible for cultural adult education at BURG FÜRSTENECK for 26 years.
    (www.burg-fuersteneck.de/referenten/details_8134.htm)
  • Angelika Maier, psychologist, now music teacher for flute and recorder, participant of the European Nyckelharpa Training. Besides being a nyckelharpa player Angelika teaches flute and recorder. Loving folk music and instruments which produce lots of harmonics she was charmed by the nyckelharpa and decided to give it a try. That was six years ago and she has never regretted this decision.
  • Annette Osann, professional nyckelharpa builder, soloist and teacher, studied violin making, but concentrated on nyckelharpa making and developed her own model. She performs with “Arcangelo en duo et en trio”. She doesn’t only teach playing, but also the basics of instrument making and instrument care.
    (www.annetteosann.fr)
  • Jule Bauer, Jule was the first graduate of the “European Nyckelharpa Training”. She studied singing, musicology and music pedagogy. She performs with many ensembles all around Europe. Being teacher for music since 2003 she published a nyckelharpa manual for beginners in 2013.
    (www.triskilian.de)

Austria

 
  • Boris Koller, used to live as a composer of classical music in Vienna. Currently he is writing a large-scale opera „Tvillingene fra Island“. On stage he can be heard with „Poeta Magica“ and „Estampie“. He plays different nyckelharpas with quatertones. He is also a painter, specializing in Scandinavian landscape.
    (www.boriskoller.com)

Italy

 
  • Renzo Ruggiero, it was Renzo who first asked for a European Nyckelharpa Training, thus bringing our institutes in contact. For many years he studied as a multiinstrumentalist musical repertory from Middle Ages to the present day including Italian and Mediterranean popular traditions and touring with various bands in Italy and abroad.
    (www.myspace.com/renzoruggiero)
  • Marco Bartolini, during the last 10 years, Marco is in charge of the direction of the Scuola di Musica Popolare and the artistic direction of some Festivals. As a percussionist he has played Celtic, gypsy, Sephardic and Emilia Romagna folk music in different ensembles, performing live and recording about a dozen of albums.
    (www.musicapopolare.net)
  • Corrado Bungaro, Musician, composer, teacher. Corrado dedicates himself professionally to the creation, organization and direction of cultural events. He performs in Italy and abroad taking part in various musical projects including jazz, popular, classical, world music and experimental contemporary music.
    (www.myspace.com/corradobungaro and www.arte20.eu)
  • Gioele Sindona, graduated in violin in 2006 and recently at the Conservatory “B. Maderna“ in Cesena. He has had a lot of experience in orchestral, symphonic and chamber music. He works as a teacher and assistant with Bardh Jakova in a laboratory ensemble, mostly playing traditional music of the Balkans.
  • Davide Castiglia, is the manager and conductor of the school orchestra, violin teacher and member of the board at the Scuola di Musica Popolare. Though trained in classical music at the academy his attention soon moved to popular music and the musical traditions of the Mediterranean area and Eastern Europe.

Belgium

 
  • Didier François, after a long journey of violin studies in the classical and jazz world Didier has now been playing nyckelharpa for almost 20 years. He developed his own technique of relaxed playing and fluid movements to avoid tendinitis and for the beauty of the sound and he specializes in playing in a polyphonic way.
    (www.didierfrancois.be and www.myspace.com/didierfrancois)