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, and made classical piano soloist studies in Norway, Finland and Germany. She has since worked with classical and contemporary solo and chamber music, with several commissions and cooperations with composers, and with creating her own piano music based on folk musical sources. She has received several prizes for her performances and recordings, such as The Norwegian Soloist Prize. 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 regularly performs at contemporary, folk, jazz and classical festivals and venues internationally.