Emilia Amper

Emilia Amper

 Stockholm, Stockholm, SWE
BandFolkWorld

Multi-awarded Swedish nyckelharpa star Emilia Amper's solo project presents a playful, vibrant and rhythmic new soundscape where nyckelharpa & voice meet string ensemble & percussion. A kaleidoskopic mix of traditional Nordic tunes and Emilia┬┤s own compositions shows influences from all over the world and explores the possibilities of the nyckelharpa. Hypnotic, melancholic and meditative, super groovy and shining with happiness, this is a vivacious roller-coaster ride with Emilia at the wheels.

Biography

Emilia Amper (1981) is reigning World champion of nyckelharpa, Artist of the Year 2013 at the Swedish Folk&World Music Awards, Swedish&American Grammy nominee, Norwegian Grammy winner, and awarded composer. She has performed all over Europe, in China, USA, Canada, Namibia, India, Iran and Brazil, with ODE, Skaran, Blink, the TrondheimSoloists, Kalaniemi, Hedin, Frisell, Furebotten, Haltli and Meyer. She has done various projects with Iranian, Indian, Kurdish&Turkish musicians, pop/rock&jazz musicians (including Jon Lord, Deep Purple, who wrote a song for her). She has two BA's and one master in Swedish&Nordic folkmusic, composition and musicology.

Instrumentation: nyckelharpa&vocals, violin, viola, cello, percussion.

Discography

Och
hela varlden den log,
ODE,
Gammelthea,
2013

Trollfageln,
Emilia Amper, BIS
Records,
2012

Hoppa
kajak,
Skaran, Modesty
Music
, 2012

Fimbulnatta,
Marte Hallem, ra
Fonogram,
2012

Blink,
Blink, NORCD,
2011

In
folk style
, The Trondheim Soloists, Emilia Amper and Gjermund
Larsen, 2L, 2010

KMH
Folk 2010
, KMH Folk, Academus, 2010

Waiting
for the full moon
, Lise Olden, Nordic Records, 2008

Into
Paradise
, Sissel Kyrkjeb, Universal, 2006

Beyond
the notes
, Jon Lord, EMI, 2004