Erlend Apneseth

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Erlend Apneseth
Erlend Apneseth Kongsberg Jazzfestival 2018 (181337).jpg
Apneseth at the 2018 Kongsberg Jazzfestival
Background information
Born (1990-08-11) 11 August 1990 (age 28)
Kristiansand, Vest-Agder
GenresJazz, impro
Occupation(s)Musician, composer
Associated actsErlend Apneseth Trio

Erlend Apneseth (born 11 August 1990) is an award-winning hardingfele player from Jølster in Sogn og Fjordane.[1]


Erlend Apneseth Trio
at the 2016 Nattjazz in Bergen, Norway.

Apneseth studied traditional Norwegian folk music at Ole Bull Academy under the guidance of Håkon Høgemo, and became Norwegian elite fiddler in 2012. He released the album Jølster 2012 with Sigmund Eikås, Synnøve Bjørset, and Gro Marie Svidal the same year. This album was nominated for 'Folkelarmprisen' as best solo album.[1]

He has established himself with a more modern sound, where he is moving in landscapes of more improvised and contemporary music, becoming the basis of timbres from fingerboard and folk music. This has resulted in collaboration with the dance ensemble Carte Blanche and several improvised musical constellations, including folk and jazz based bands. This also led to extensive performing in Norway and abroad, and at the 2016 Nattjazz he performed with his own trio including Stephan Meidell and Øyvind Hegg-Lunde.[1][2][3]


  • 2012: Grappa Music debutant award
  • 2013: Fureprisen (2013)
  • 2014: Øivind Bergh memorial award
  • 2014: Music Scholarship from Sparebanken Vest
  • 2014: Ingerid, Synnøve and Elias Fegerstens foundation for the Norwegian composers and performing musicians


Solo albums[edit]

  • 2013: Blikkspor (Grappa)
  • 2016: Det Andre Rommet (Hubro), with Erlend Apneseth Trio[1]
  • 2017: Nattsongar (Hubro)
  • 2017: Åra (Hubro), with Erlend Apneseth Trio


  • 2012: Jølster 2012 (ta:lik), with Gro Marie Svidal, Synnøve S. Bjørset, and Sigmund Eikås[4]


  1. ^ a b c d Hammershaug, Bjørn (2016-04-28). "Erlend Apneseth - Det Andre Rommet" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2016-07-24.
  2. ^ "Erlend Apneseth Trio (N)" (in Norwegian). Nattjazz. 2016-07-24.
  3. ^ Bjørset, Synnøve S. (2015-12-16). "Erlend Apneseth: "Mitt arkiv"" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2016-07-24.
  4. ^ "Erlend Apneseth". Discography. Retrieved 2016-07-24.

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