Anne Hytta (born 1974) is a performer and composer of the Hardanger Fiddle, a fiddle with sympathetic strings and its own repertoire of traditional tunes. Her background is deeply founded in the highly distinctive playing style of the repertoire of traditional tunes for the Hardanger fiddle, and from this basis she composes and performs her own music in the solo production Draumsyn, her trio Slagr or other ensembles.
She has created her own solo performance Draumsyn consisting of new compositions for hardanger fiddle, viola d’amore and medieval vielle. The music was released on German label Carpe Diem January 2014 to great reviews both in Norwegian and foreign press.
Her trio Slagr performs new music for hardanger fiddle, cello and vibraphone and tuned glasses. Their latest album, short stories, was released in 2015, and received the Norwegian Grammy for best album of the year in the open category. Anne Hytta is participating in various projects including folk musicians from around the world, and also plays the medieval vielle in the duo SogeSong with singer Øyonn Groven Myhren.
In 2006, 2007 and 2009 Anne Hytta received the Norwegian Government Grants for younger artists. She received the Norwegian Folk Music Award for best solo album in 2006 and 2011, and the Norwegian Grammy (Spellemannprisen) for best album in the open category in 2015 with Slagr. In 2017 she received both the Norwegian Folk Music Award and Norwegian Grammy for her latest solo release “Strimur”.
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The upcoming concerts for 2019 will be released January 1st.