The 45th Spellemann Award took place on Saturday 28th January 2017. Ingfrid Breie Nyhus and Åshild Breie Nyhus were nominated for the record «Halvorsen – Kvandal – Nyhus». Fragaria Vesca was nominated for the record «David Monrad Johansen: Chamber Music». Music by father and son!
Violinist Ingrid Breie Nyhus and her sister, pianist Ingrid Breie Nyhus, were nominated in the Spelleman Award Classical categori for the record «Halvorsen – Kvandal – Nyhus: Hardanger Fiddle in Art Music». The record includes Quintet for Haranger fiddle and string quartet, op. 50, by Johan Kvandal. This work has had a renaissance in Europe in recent years and has been performed on several occasions.
The chamber music ensemble Fragaria Vesca was nominated in the same category for the record «David Monrad Johansen: Chamber Music», including the following works by Kvandal´s father David Monrad Johansen: Quartet for Piano, Violin, Viola and Cello in C major, Op. 26, Sonata for Violin and Piano, op. 3, Incidental Music to The Great Peace (Hulda Garborg) and Quintet for Flute, 2 Violins, Viola and Cello, op. 35.
A total of 26 prizes was awarded on Saturday, including “The Player of the Year” and the Honorary Prize. There the jury selects the winners themselves.
All nominations (classical):
- Christian Ihle Hadeland – «The Lark»
- Fragaria Vesca – «David Monrad Johansen: Chamber Music»
- Ingfrid Breie Nyhus, Åshild Breie Nyhus – «Halvorsen – Kvandal – Nyhus»
- Trondheimssolistene – «Reflections»
- Vilde Frang – «Britten & Korngold: Violin Concertos»