Plays Scandinavian Accordion Favourites
Øivind Farmen has received great acknowledgement on the international arena as a concert soloist within classical and contemporary music, and he has introduced audiences to his mesmerizing playing in many countries from China to the U.S.A. Through the years, he has won several international awards, including 'Trofée Mondial de l'accordéon' (1996) and the 'Internationaler Akkordeonwettbewerb Klingenthal' (1993). Øivind's collaborators include internationally acclaimed performers such as trumpeter Ole Edvard Antonsen, violinist Elise Båtnes and tubaist Øystein Baadsvik, and he has been touring together with other accordionists as Jörgen Sundeqvist and Lars Karlsson. Alongside his classical career, he has always played folk-, varieté-, and other accordion related music. Now, he has gathered a number of pieces from the Scandinavian accordion history. This is euphonious, often virtuoso, music, composed by some of the most famous Scandinavian accordionists, like Arnstein Johansen, Henry Haagenrud, Andrew Walter and Toralf Tollefsen. Øivind Farmen carries this heritage with musical deference and charm on this recording of poplar and principal Scandinavian accordion music.