KELLY THOMA (Greece) – LYRA
Kelly Thoma was born in Piraeus in 1978. Since 1995, she has been studying the lyra with Ross Daly and three years later started travelling with him and his group, “Labyrinth”, participating in concerts all over the world. She has taken part in many projects with musicians from various different traditions from other countries.Being a member of "Labyrinth" and Labyrinth Musical Workshop she has had the chance to meet and play with many important musicians of the traditional music scene. She participates in most of Ross Daly's projects as well as in Tokso Quartet, and has performed in Carnegie Hall, Theatre de la Ville, Queen Elizabeth Hall, San Francisco WMF, Rainforest WMF, Womadelaide, Rudolstadt and many important venues and festivals around the world. She has released two albums of her own compositions “Anamkhara"(2009) and “7Fish" (2014)
ANNE HYTTA (Norway) - HARDANGER FIDDLE
Anne Hytta (b.1974) from Telemark, the south-eastern part of Norway, is a performer of the Hardanger fiddle. Her background is deeply rooted in the highly distinctive playing style of the specific repertoire of traditional tunes for the Hardanger fiddle. On this basis she composes and performs her own music, solo, with her trio, Slagr, or with other ensembles. She is currently working on her own solo material for Hardanger fiddle, viola d’amore and medieval vielle in a concert production called Draumsyn, with light design and scenography.
ELEONORE BILLY (France) – NYCKELHARPA
While studying violin-playing, on both a classical and traditional basis, Eleonore discovered Swedish music and the nyckelharpa which flamed up a new passion! She then left to Sweden and studied at the Eric Sahlström Institut where she found out more about the music, the dancing, the language, the art of instrument-making. The knowledge she acquired and the people she met there turned out such a fulfilling experience that today, with the help of the instrument, she aims to spread this musical culture. Yet she doesn't limit herself to this one genre and explores a large variety of musical worlds (rock, baroque, improvisation...) by playing with musicians from different backgrounds. This enables her to keep a constant good look ahead.
SIGRUN ENG (Norway) - CELLO