Kristian Bugge

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    fiddle player, director
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participation in

  • WOMEX 2015
  • WOMEX 2014
  • WOMEX 2013
  • WOMEX 2012
  • WOMEX 2011
  • WOMEX 2010
  • WOMEX 2009
  • WOMEX 2007
  • WOMEX 2005
  • virtualWOMEX

Kristian Bugge was awarded Danish folk music artist of the year 2011! He is a highly active proffesional folk music violinist from Denmark. He is educated at the Carl Nielsen Academy of Music in Odense, Denmark as a major in folk music.

In recent years Kristian has met with many young European musicians. In 2004 Kristian Bugge became the first musician ever to receive the Radium Award. The prize was awarded by the team behind the music programme Radium, which at that time was broadcasted every evening by Danish Radio┬┤s P2.

His debut CD was released summer 2005 and the year after, it got nominated in four categories at The Danish Music Award - Folk 2006, in which Kristian received the awards as "Danish debut of the year" and "Danish Folk Instrumentalist of the year"!

Now Kristian Bugge is very active on the Danish, Scandinavian and north American folk music scene, both as a musician and teacher. Kristian has specialized in the strong Danish folk music traditions, playing with groups like Jensen & Bugge, Impuls Trio, Kings of Polka, Baltic Crossing and Skaarup & Bugge. And recent years have also led to various crossover projects as the cooperation with classical percussionist Ronni Kot Wenzel in the very active duo Wenzell & Bugge and the exciting Danish folk big band HABADEKUK.

Kristian Bugge


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