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Mathilde Grooss Viddal

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- om balladeverket på Vossajazz 2018, Bjørn Sandnes/Jazz i Norge

Mathilde Grooss Viddal is an artist with deep foundation in several different styles, whose own work goes beyond the boundaries of genre. She has received several International Awards for Composition/Arrangement and released 5 CDs with her band – FriEnsemblet – to great critical acclaim amongst reviewers of jazz in Norway and internationally. She has performed with several different bands and orchestras in Norway and abroad and collaborated with musicians from all over the world, in recent years in close collaboration with the French-Syrian musician Naïssam Jalal.

Viddal has “gradually created a name as one of Scandinavia’s great creators of free and contemporary jazz” (Tina Paulsen Christensen/Jazz Special, Denmark), contributed to dozens of CD releases, and received several commissions and installations at home and abroad. She has just finished the commissioning “Tri vendur blés ho i den høgaste sky” which was performed at Vossajazz in 2018 and performed at the opening of UNESCO’s European Cultural Heritage 2018 and at UNESCO International Jazz Day(s) 2018. Viddal has received the title of residerende kapellmester (res.kamp.) at Kampenjazz in Oslo in 2016. In 2006 she received the State’s 3-year artist grants (Statens 3-årige kunstnerstipend).

Viddal has been a member of the Norsk Komponistforening (Norwegian Composer Association) since 2018.

Mathilde Grooss Viddal har efterhånden gennem flere årtier skapt et navn som en av Nordens store skabere af free og contemporary jazz

- Tina Paulsen Christensen/Jazz Special, Danmark


Photo: Arne Raanaas