Rosendal Chamber Music Festival 2022

Håkon Asheim

Biography

Håkon Asheim (b. 1962, Oslo) is one of the foremost Norwegian folk musicians on the Hardanger fiddle. He graduated from Oslo University in 1995, with the concert tradition of the Hardanger fiddle as the subject of his master’s thesis and final exam concert.

In 2003, after some years of freelance activity as a musician and work at different music archives, he was appointed associate professor and study coordinator at the Ole Bull Academy in Voss, where he is still working. Håkon Asheim is featured on the solo album Ulrik (Heilo 1992) as well as a number of other recordings, among others (together with Hilde H. Sveen and Einar Røttingen) in Hvoslef’s «Hardingtrio» on Ketil Hvoslef – Chamber Works No. VI (Lawo Classics 2019), the first recording of this work. He contributed more than 100 folk music transcriptions to vol. V of the collection of Norwegian fiddle tunes, Norsk folkemusikk : Slåtter for vanlig fele (Oslo 2012), and, together with Gunnar Stubseid, wrote the book Ole Bull og folkemusikken (‘Ole Bull and folk music’; Vigmostad & Bjørke 2010).

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Festival Performances Year 2022

Ketil Hvoslef: Hardingtrio (1995)
Hilde Haraldsen Sveen (soprano), Håkon Asheim (hardanger fiddle), Leif Ove Andsnes (piano)

Opening speech

Beethoven: Sonata for piano and violin No. 9 in A major, Op. 47 "Kreutzer"
Antje Weithaas (violin), Enrico Pace (piano)

Interval

Beethoven: String Quartet No. 7 in F major, Op. 59, No. 1
Quatuor van Kuijk