Fuglseth, Linn Andrea: EG VEIT I HIMMERIK EI BORG
Musikk-Husets Library of Music for Female Voices NO. 133.
German lyrics from 1600 century, Norwegian translation by Bernt Støylen, 1905.
Melody: Norwegian Folk Tune from Hallingdal.
Linn Andrea Fuglseth was born in Sandefjord, Norway in 1969.
She studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London 1994-1995, receiving a diploma in Advanced Solo Studies in Early Music. She completed her Masters Degree in vocal performance at the Norwegian Academy of Music in 1997, specializing in baroque interpretation and writing a dissertation on the Restoration Mad Songs. In October 1997 she founded Trio Mediæval.
Linn Andrea’s solo engagements include performances with the Norwegian Radio Orchestra, Stavanger Symphony Orchestra, the Norwegian Baroque Orchestra, Norwegian Soloists’ Choir, Kvarts and Rolf Lislevand. She is a member of the folk music ensemble Østfolk, touring with school concerts in Norway. In 2007 Linn Andrea was awarded a Government Grant for Artists for a period of three years. In addition to singing, she started and still conducts Bolteløkka Jentekor, a school choir for girls aged 5-13, in Oslo in 2004.
Linn Andrea writes vocal arrangements of folk songs, being published by Musikk-Husets Forlag AS. Linn Andrea is invited to lead a work shop in medieval music at this years’ Europa Cantat Junior in Bergen.
The vocal ensemble Trio Mediaeval was founded by Linn Andrea Fuglseth in Oslo in 1997. For sixteen years, the three original members Anna Maria Friman, Linn Andrea Fuglseth and Torunn Østrem Ossum constituted the trio. In December 2013, Torunn left the group. Linn Andrea and Anna Maria are now joined by Berit Opheim, who has been singing with the ensemble regularly since 2010.
The trio’s core repertoire features sacred monophonic and polyphonic medieval music from England, Italy and France, contemporary works written for the ensemble, as well as traditional Norwegian, Swedish and Icelandic ballads and songs, mostly arranged by the group members. During the last eight years, the trio has developed exciting collaborations with both individual musicians as well as larger ensembles/orchestrasFlere utgivelser av Trio Medieval & Linn Andreas musikk