is one of Norway’s most renowed Hardanger fiddle players. Traditionally rooted, in recent years Apneseth has made the contemporary/improvised music scene his home and has received critical praise from folk, jazz and contemporary music magazines alike. His trio ‘Erlend Apneseth Trio’ features drummer Øyvind Hegg-Lunde (Building Instrument, José Gonzalez) and guitarist Stephan Meidell (Cakewalk, Krachmacher).
The Erlend Apneseth Trio’s first album, «Det Andre Rommet», earned glowing praise in Norway and abroad, and received both a Norwegian Folk Music Award in the open category and a nomination for Spellemannsprisen (the Norwegian Grammy). The BBC Music Magazine gave it the highest possible rating, and wrote: “The diversity of moods, styles, settings – and the track sequence – make for an enthralling listen.” MOJO praised the trio’s “close, intuitive compositions groaning, roiling and clattering with a raw exploratory life, creating a wild new strain of Norwegian folk tunes that move, appropriately, from sun-dappled utopianism to the bleakest noir netherworld.” Now the trio is returning with a masterly, poetic and surprising album where the musicians sound more cohesive than ever. Erlend Apneseth Trio will release their third album, «Salika, Molika», on Hubro in April 2019.