Majorstuen is a young fiddlers band scraping up a storm with new Norweigan roots sounds. The Majorstuen fiddlers have refined their widely different musical dialects to a single, personal and playful common language.
All play the fiddle, occasionally trading off on cello or viola. No other instruments. No electronic gizmos. All sounds are acoustic. Majorstuen has set its own limitations. But the creative force is powerfull, and the feeling of freedom that comes pouring out of the music is more powerfull still.
Majorstuen has realeased three albums, and was awarded the Norwegian Grammy 2003 for their debut album. In 2005 they were appointed "Folk Musicians of the Year" by the Norwegian Concert Institute.
Majorstuen has since 2001 been touring in Norway, Germany, France, Spain, Slovenia, Azerbaijan, Israel and Canada, including performances at Førde International Folk Music Festival, Bergen International Festival, Festival d'Ile de France, Celtic Colours and TFF.Rudolstadt.
"This young and creatice collectice succeeds in utilising the totality of artistic ingredients within the Norwegian musical heritage, thus producing breathtaking new perspectives"
Music Information Centre, Norway.
Read more about Majorstuen at www.majorstuen.biz and www.myspace.com/majorstuen.
Andreas Ljones: fiddle, viola
Gjermund Larsen: fiddle, viola and cello
Jorun Marie Kvernberg: fiddle
Synnøve S. Bjørset: fiddle and viola
Tove Dalbakk: fiddle and cello
Ragnhild Furebotten: fiddle (on leave 2007)
Juledrøm, MFC 2006
Jorun Jogga, MFC 2004
Majorstuen, 2L 2002
Also contributes on:
Gjenklang, Grappa 2006
Klassisk Kalvik, daWorks 2002
Hilmar Alexandersen Music Prize 2005
Spellemannprisen 2003 (Norwegian Grammy)