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Had a great stay in Belgium and did three nice concerts with Jean-Christophe Renault and Johanna-Adele Jüssi. Then off to Sörmland to play two amazing concerts with the wonderful Ale Möller Band and Sörmlands länsmusiker with local soloists, before playing with ODE at the cosy Internationella Spelmansstämman Konstepidemin in Gothenburg. Really busy right now, so much fun! Now just one more gig in May before I have some days off: the official premiere of Trollfågeln in concert! We play at Liseberg on Wednesday May 29th! Rehearsing today, tomorrow and Tuesday with the great ensemble consisting of Bridget Marsden, Sandra Marteleur, Anders Löfberg and Nicke Bertilsson!
Next up: Belgium tour!
Back in Sweden with a nice little jetlag, enjoying the beautiful spring wheather and preparing for the tour with Jean-Christophe Renault and Johanna-Adele Jüssi this weekend! We play here:
Friday May 17th at 8.30 pm House concert at Henriette Michaux, 51 rue César Franck 4000 LIEGE
Saturday May 18th at 8.30 pm at club L'AN VERT, 4 rue Mathieu Polain, 4020 LIEGE
Sunday May 19th at 6 pm at Bricheboâ, 688 rue Brichebo, 5300 VEZIN (Andenne)
Skaran and STHLM Moves at Memphis in MayHave played two school concerts (1500 kids each!) and one public concert at the beautiful Orpheum Theatre, and performed at the big Gala evening at Memphis in May. Really nice to do a project with STHLM Moves and we have gotten so much wonderful comments about the performance! Tomorrow going home again to prepare for the next projects: a tour in Belgium with Jean-Christophe Renault and Johanna-Adele Jüssi and then Ale Möller Band in Sörmland!
Emilia is Artist of the Year at the Swedish Folk and World Music Awards!I WON!!! So happy and honoured and proud, it's an amazing and strange and wonderful feeling! :) Thank you so much for your support and warm comments! RESiDANS, where I am a musician, also won "Tvärspel" of the Year (mixed project of the year)!
Happy and proud Artist of the Year!
Maria Bojlund, CEO at The Eric Sahlström Institute, holds RESiDANS thank you-speech with dancer Anton Schneider, project leader Petra Eriksson and musician Emilia Amper by her side.
ODE played at the big gala concert
Nominated for Artist of the Year and Album of the Year at the Swedish Folk and World Music Awards!
The annual Swedish Folk and World Music Awards are this year held in Gävle April 18-20. Emilia is playing with ODE at the big gala concert and award ceremony on Saturday evening, and is also nominated for the two heavyweight awards Artist of the Year and Album of the Year! A great honour and super exciting!
You can meet Emilia and ODE at their table in the fair area during daytime Friday and Saturday, and here you will also be able to buy Trollfågeln. Emilia will also be part of a seminar for freelancers about Womex Saturday at 13-14.
Here's more info about the whole weekend and all the nominees: www.gala.se
Emilia at Womex 2012 in Thessaloniki
Recording ODE´s debut album
This week ODE is recording their first album in Sunnanå studio in Malmö. See and hear ODE here:
ODE: Emilia Amper, Olle Linder and Dan Svensson
Trollfågeln nominated for the Manifest prize 2013!
Trollfågeln has been nominated for yet another honourable award: the Manifest prize 2013. The Manifest prize is awarded by Sweden's independent record labels, SOM, and the Manifest gala will be held at Nalen in Stockholm at February 8th.
See all the nominations here: http://manifestgalan.se/manifestgalan-2013/nominerade-2013/
About SOM: http://www.som.se/
Trollfågeln nominated for Grammis 2013!
Tuesday December 18th a press conference was held at Circus in Stockholm, where the artists nominated for the Grammis (Swedish Grammy Awards) 2013 were made official. Emilia Amper and Trollfågeln is nominated for Bästa folkmusik/visa. The Grammis Gala is held February 20th at Circus in Stockholm.
See all the nominations here: http://grammis.se/
Emilia's debut solo album Trollfågeln is now officially released and can be purchased here:
TROLLFÅGELN is released!
or digitally here:
Emilia and BIS Records have been working the last year on the album, which was recorded in April and May in Länna church outside Stockholm and in a church in Trondheim, Norway. "It is really exciting to finally let it fly out in the world on it's own!" says Emilia.
Trollfågeln has already gotten great reviews from critics, radio producers and listeners from different parts of the world, and immediately broke the Eclassical record of sold albums the first 24 hours!
"This is an extremely well played, well recorded, exceptional and high quality album. Congratulations Emilia!" /Per Gulbrandsen, producer Folke SR P2, Swedish National Radio.
Welcome to the RELEASE CONCERT at Teaterstudio Lederman, Tuesday December 11th at 19.30!
For info and booking, please visit http://www.teaterlederman.com/