Ingfrid Breie Nyhus

Norway °1978
affiliation: Norwegian Academy of Music

Ingfrid Breie Nyhus (b 1978) performs folk music, classical and contemporary music at the piano.

She grew up in a folk music family, first of all with the pols tradition from her father Sven Nyhus. She made classical piano soloist studies in Norway, Finland and Germany, and has since worked with classical and contemporary solo and chamber music, with several commissions and cooperations with composers.

Critics early described her as ”a virtuoso of timbre”, with “luscious touch and rich nuances”, being among the new generation of pianists “who really have something on their heart». She has received several prizes for her performances and recordings, such as The Norwegian Soloist Prize 2005.  The recording ‘Grieg Peasant Dances op.72’ was nominated for the Norwegian Grammy Spellemannprisen and awarded “Record of the Year” by the Great Britain Grieg Society in 2007. The album “Hardanger Fiddle in Art Music” was nominated for the Norwegian Grammy 2016, and the album “Slåttepiano” was nominated for the Norwegian folk music award Folkelarmprisen 2016. She has performed at festivals and concert series such as the Bergen International Festival, Risør Chamber Music Festival, the Ultima Festival, Nordlys Festival, Vestfold Festval, Ilios Festival, Grønland Chamber Music Festival, Avgarde, Beberseen Soireen, Schwetzinger Festspiele, Sandvika Master Series, Arctic Arts Festival, Horten Chamber Music Festival, and more, and she has appeared as soloist with orchestras such as the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra, The Norwegian Radio Orchestra, Trondheim Soloists, Trondheim Symphony Orchestra, Kristiansand Symphony Orchestra. 

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