Emilia Amper Band US TOUR Spring 2019
March 29: House of Sweden, Washington DC
March 30: The Cedar, Minneapolis
April 1-6: Washington IA, Public concert on April 6 at Washington Community Center
April 8-13 Aberdeen SD, Public concert April 13 at Aberdeen Civic Theatre
April 14-18 Devil’s Lake ND, Public concert on April 14
at Bethel Methodist Church
We are so happy to announce this tour where we will be performing at the legendary NYC jazz club Nublu, at our old favourite House of Sweden in Washington DC and at a venue we’ve been wanting to perform at for many years: The Cedar in Minneapolis!
Then we start the Arts Midwest part of the tour, performing school concerts, workshops and public concerts in Washington Iowa, Aberdeen South Dakota and Devil’s Lake North Dakota!
From downtown Manhattan to Devil’s Lake North Dakota, this will really be an amazing and very varied tour and we are so much looking forward to sharing our music with all of you and seeing some favourite places as well as totally new parts of the US! We are super excited! Hope to see you somewhere along our route!
Nordic tradition with an explorer’s vision
Emilia Amper is one of Sweden’s most sought after folk musicians, Swedish and American Grammy nominee, Norwegian Grammy winner, Artist of the Year at the Swedish Folk & World Music Awards, World champion on the nyckelharpa, awarded National fiddler of the realm and winner of the Nordic Composer’s award the NPU Prize. In her music, a deep knowledge and love for the Swedish and Nordic traditions meet an endless, open-minded exploration of the nyckelharpa’s possibilities. With her charisma, virtuosity and energy she moves with ease across stylistic boundaries and touches people in both small and big venues across the world.
Emilia Amper Band features a mix of her own compositions and arrangements of trad music for nyckelharpa, vocals, strings and percussion. She also plays with various Nordic folk and world music ensembles such as ODE, The Forbidden Orchestra and Frode Haltli’s Grenseskogen. She has performed as a soloist with classical orchestras such as Västerås Sinfonietta, The Trondheim Soloists, Camerata Nordica and Trondheim Symphony Orchestra, with Swiss flamenco company Flamencos en route and Ballett am Rhein in Düsseldorf, with Kurdish, Indian, West African, Persian and Arabic musicians, as a studio musician and with pop/rock and jazz musicians. She is also a popular teacher in Sweden and abroad, gives workshops in nyckelharpa and Swedish folk music and teaches regularly at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm.
In October 2016 her second solo album Lux was released at venerable classical label BIS Records (Emilia is BIS’s only folk music artist), following her success debut Trollfågeln. On Lux, Emilia shines as a composer, arranger, ensemble leader and soloist, and we get to meet influences from all over the world, in music for nyckelharpa, vocals, string ensemble and percussion.
Ensemble on this tour:
Emilia Amper - nyckelharpa & vocals
Erika Risinger - fiddle (from Navarra, Sallyswag and more)
Anders Löfberg - cello (from Nordic, Majorstuen and more)
Fredrik Gille - percussion (from Bazar Blå, Tarabband and more)
If you are interested in private lessons with Emilia, please e-mail HERE