Åshild Breie Nyhus

Musical Artist

1975 –

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Who is Åshild Breie Nyhus?

Åshild Breie Nyhus is a Norwegian musician who plays folk music and classical music. She graduated from the Barratt Due Institute of Music and Norwegian Academy of Music. She is the daughter of folk musician Sven Nyhus and since the middle of the 1990s, was a member of his folk music orchestra, Sven Nyhus sekstett. From 1999, she was part of the Oslo-Filharmonien, first as first violinist, and later as third violaist. She later played in the Det Norske Kammerorkester. As a folk musician, she was soloist on Hardanger fiddle and nyckelharpa, with the Oslo-Filharmonien, Det Norske Kammerorkester, Norwegian Radio Orchestra and Trondheim Symphony Orchestra, among others.

Together with her father, Sven Nyhus, and her sister, Ingfrid Breie Nyhus on piano, she released the album Tre Nyhus on the Heilo label in 2005. In 2007, she and her sister released the album Edvard Grieg: Slåtter Opus 72 with works by Edvard Grieg recorded with piano and Hardanger fiddle. For this album she was nominated for the 2007 Spellemann Prize in the classical music category and won the 2008 Grieg Society Award.

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Born
Jan 27, 1975
Education
  • Barratt Due Institute of Music

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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