About the artist
An expert on Swedish traditional music and its medieval roots
Miriam Andersén, Swedish singer and harper, studied singing, medieval harp, medieval notation and performance practice at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis in Switzerland. An expert on Swedish traditional music and its medieval roots, her repertoire encompasses a wide spectrum of genres from Gregorian chant to contemporary music.
Apart from her own ensembles Belladonna and The Early Folk Band she performs with Sarband and Theatre of Voices, with whom she did the first performance of The Little Match Girl Passion by David Lang in 2007 in the Carnegie Hall and subsequently won a Grammy in 2010.
Concert tours have brought Miriam Andersén around the globe and she has recorded over twenty CDs with ensembles for medieval music such as Sarband, Esk, Ferrara Ensemble, Ensemble Gilles Binchois, Alba and Belladonna.
She has also participated in several stage productions in Sweden (Mellby Scenkonst, Teater Nostra), Germany (Maxim Gorki Theater/Hebbel Theater), Switzerland (Theater Basel), Austria and Belgium (Toneelhuis, Eastman).
In 2007 she was awarded Anders Zorn’s silver badge for her cowhorn playing, along with the title riksspelman, which she shares with some of Sweden’s finest performers of traditional music.