Piano, Accompaniment, Guitar and Accordion Department
Research Areas / Expertise
- Contemporary music
- Folk music
- Artistic research
Pianist Ingfrid Breie Nyhus plays folk music, classical music and contemporary music on the piano. She has received a number of awards for her performances and recordings, including the Norwegian Solist Prize. She grew up in a folk music family, and then studied the classical piano in Oslo, Helsinki and Hannover. She has been sololist with orchestras such as the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra, the Norwegian Radio Orchestra and the Trondheim Solists, and she regularly plays at classical, contemporary, jazz and folk festivals and venues internationally. She holds an artistic research doctorate from the Norwegian Academy of Music, "A Play with Traditions - interpreting and performing between folk and pianism".