Norway

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Ragnhild Furebotten, violin

Frode Haltli, accordion

Frode Haltli began playing accordion at the age of 7 and although he also played French horn and trombone it was to remain his principle instrument. Haltli is a highly educated musician who developed exceptional playing skills.

 

Behind him are innumerable concerts, recordings, awards and tours all over the world. In 2001, he was named Young Soloist of the Year in Norway. Haltli has a broad repertoire of contemporary classical works and he has developed several trans-cultural music projects. He also played Norwegian folk, but has made it clear that his stylistic preference is new music.

Ragnhild Furebotten is an interpreter and communicator of Norwegian folk music. She is also well known as a composer and performing fiddler.

Since she finished her academic education in 2004, Ragnhild Furebotten has been working in Culture in Troms and as a freelance musician in Norway and abroad. She has been awarded the Spelemannsprisen, and in 2006 she got the Arvid Hansen scholarship for young artists.

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More information on: www.myspace.com/ragnhildfurebotten and www.haltli.com