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Anne Hytta is among the foremost performers of the Hardanger violin in Norway. In 2006 she was awarded the Norwegian Folk Music Award for Best Solo Album for her CD “dag, kveld, natt” / “day, evening, night”, a collection of tunes from Telemark. As well as performing traditional repertoire in solo and group performances she writes and performs new music with her trio Slagr. They have just released their new CD “straum, stille” to great acclaim. She has collaborated with musicians from all over the world in international traditional music projects and this year alone she will be working with musicians from Zanzibar, Tadjikistan, Crete, France and Israel. In May this year she will premiere her new solo concert "Draumsyn" (Dream Vision) with light design and scenography in the newly built Norwegian Opera House. She regularly visits the UK and the US to teach hardanger violin. Anne received the Norwegian Government Grants for Young Artists in 2006, 2007 and 2009.