Northern Resonance are a new Swedish string trio composed of Anna Hans-Ers on violin and viola d’amore, Petrus Dillner, on nyckelharpa, and Jerker Hans-Ers on Hardanger fiddle and octave violin. With several beautiful crafted and decorated instruments on stage, they are a visual treat as well as a feast for the ears.
All members are part of the new generation of inspired musicians paying homage to the music and dance traditions of the North. Coaxing fantastic sounds and feelings out of their chosen instruments, they know how to take the audience to a world where the whole of Scandinavia is resonating as one.
The band members have different musical backgrounds, including folk and classical music.They make Scandinavian music meet explosive rhythms and grand chamber-like arrangements that takes folk music in a new direction. All members are highly skilled and accomplished musicians, rooted in traditional music. With an intense musical connection that is rare to come across, they invite you into their world of compositions. There is great life in their tunes, and the trio knows how to bring it out.
With their debut album “Northern Resonance” (2019), the trio has already placed a glorious sound, and was candidate for the Swedish Grammy Awards in 2021. The same year, they took in the Global Music Match program, and showcased their live performance at Womex in Porto,PT.
“With their close interplay, the trio moves effortlessly outside the soundscape of the tradition but moves just as easily within it. The instrument’s many resonance strings become the trio’s musical bloodstream that is effervescent with both detail and boundlessness. It pulsates with the feeling of home as well as a desire to discover new land.” — Lira Music Magazine