Commissioned work

Frode Haltli’s new work ‘Grenseskogen’ will be performed at the Osa Festival by Emilia Amper, Frode Haltli, Håkon Stene and Eirik Raude. The work combines experiences from traditional and classical contemporary music with improvisation.

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Concerts with string quartet

Accordion and strings – this autumn a tour in Norway with the Vertavo Quartet, as well as with the Engegård Quartet at Trondheim Chamber Music Festival in September

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Tour in India

On the recent Shankara tour in India, Frode Haltli (accordion) performed with Trygve Seim (sax), Sunanda Sharma (vocals) and Jai Shankar (tablas), and the amazing Knut Bry took photos

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Album release

On September 27th Frode Haltli will perform three release concerts with all different programs in the unique Emanuel Vigeland Museum in Oslo. There is a limited number of tickets for these concerts. The new album ‘Vagabonde Blu’ will be out on Hubro the same day with music for solo accordion by Sciarrino, Nordheim and Aldo Clementi.

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In-depth interview

Luca Pignata has published a big interview in seven (!) parts on planet-accordion.com, where we discuss things like the Scandinavian identity, the collaboration between Mogens Ellegaard and Arne Nordheim, as well as analysis of works by Bent Sørensen, Maja S.K. Ratkje, and Atli Ingólfsson.

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Concerts in the US

I am in the US for two solo concerts in NYC and Cleveland, performing music by Hans Abrahamsen, Magnar Åm, Arne Nordheim and Aldo Clementi. Read more about further concerts in the US and elsewhere.

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Here’s a guide to a couple of new podcasts out – one from Radio France and the concert with the Arditti Quartet at the Festival d’automne in October, another one is a web TV transmission of a duo concert with Trygve Seim from Garana Jazz in 2010.

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World Premiers

I have made a list over (nearly) all the works I have premiered since 1996. The list includes solo pieces by Bent Sørensen, Hans Abrahamsen, Atli Ingolfsson, Rolf Wallin, Maja S.K. Ratkje, concertos, music dramatic works and chamber music, including more than 50 pieces composed for POING.

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Modern Accordion Perspectives

I have contributed with a personal essay entitled ‘The accordionist in the 21st century’ in a new article collection edited by Claudio Jacomucci, available as pdf here.

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Since 2011 Frode Haltli holds a position at the Norwegian Academy of Music, teaching selected accordion students at master’s level. The Norwegian Academy of Music offers music education of the highest level and holds a central position in Norwegian music.

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