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- WOMEX 2017
- WOMEX 2014
- WOMEX 2012
- WOMEX 2011
- WOMEX 2010
Emilia Amper from Sweden is reigning World Champion of Nyckelharpa, awarded composer, singer and Artist of the Year at the Swedish Folk & World Music Awards 2013!
Her solo debut album Trollfågeln/The magic bird at world famous classical label BIS Records was nominated for the Swedish Grammy, the Manifest awards and Album of the Year at the Swedish Folk & World Music Awards 2013. Trollfågeln got great reviews from both national and international critics and audiences and was ranked the second best rated album, all genres(!), during 2012 at kritiker.se (a site that collects all reviews for all albums in Sweden). She was awarded the Nordic composer's NPU-prize 2013, by STIM and their Nordic sister organizations.
Her collaboration with world famous Norwegian chamber orchestra the Trondheim Soloists led to winning the Spellemannsprisen (Norwegian Grammy) 2011 for Best classical album and being nominated for two American Grammy Awards (together with The Trondheim Soloists, Gjermund Larsen and 2L).
Emilia Amper possesses a deep knowledge and love for the Swedish traditional music and an open-minded passion to experiment, compose and meet new music and cultures. She has a broad musical background and education and has played with different Swedish and Nordic folk music groups and artists, and also with for example Persian classical musicians and pop/rock and jazz musicians (such as Jon Lord from Deep Purple, who composed a song for her that she plays on his album & live-DVD Beyond the notes). Emilia has toured all over Europe, in the US, Canada, Namibia, Brazil, China and India, and is also a popular teacher and dance musician in Sweden and abroad. She has two Bachelors in music and one Nordic Master in Folk music, and is also a member of the board of the Eric Sahlström-Institute, Sweden's folk music institute.