Since coming together as a trio in 1997 the three sopranos Anna Maria Friman, Linn Andrea Fuglseth and Torunn ěstrem Ossum have enjoyed international success of the utmost kind. In Europe, and not least in America their music -of such depth and beauty that words always seem inadequate- has been embraced by critics and audiences alike. Also in the form of record sales: Their first album, ‘Words of the Angel’ (2001) immediately entered The Billboard Top 10 Bestseller list of classical music. ‘Words of the Angel’ was followed by ‘Soir, dit-elle’ (2004) and ‘Stella Maris’ (2005) – all of which were released on the prestigious ECM label.
After having received enthusiastic reviews right after its release, Trio MediŠval’s latest outing, ‘Folk Songs’, was bestowed with a Grammy nomination in the best chamber music category.
Wrote The New York Times on a recent Trio Mediaeval performance: "(...) these three voices blended with a supernatural clarity and beauty that might cause even a confirmed agnostic to contemplate a spark of divinity in these centuries-old manuscripts."
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Trio Mediaeval (Performing Bodies\Ensembles)
ECM Records (Record Companies\Outside Norway)