Norges musikkhøgskole Norwegian Academy of Music
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Laura Erin Ellestad

Research Fel­low

Composition, Music Theory and Music Technology Department

Research Areas / Expertise

  • Hardanger Fiddle
  • Music Presentation
  • History of Nordic Folk Music



  • Norwegian Academy of Music (2014): Master of Music Performance with Thesis
  • Ole Bull Akademiet (2012): Bachelor of Music - Traditional Performance
  • University of Victoria, Canada (2005): Bachelor of Arts - Creative Writing


  • Valdresspel i Amerika. Laura Ellestad. Ta:lik TA127, 2014, CD.


  • ”Emigrant Hardanger Fiddlers from Valdres, Norway: An Examination of Cultural Contacts”, ss. 53-72 i Øyvind T. Gulliksen (red.). Norwegian-American Essays 2011. Oslo: Novus forlag, 2011.
  • ”Emigrant Hardanger fiddlers from Valdres, Norway: Their legacies at home and abroad”, ss. 19-34 i Ian Russell & Anna Kearney Guigné (red.). Crossing Over: Fiddle and Dance Studies from around the North Atlantic 3. Aberdeen: The Elphinstone Institute, 2010.

Projects Laura Erin participates in