Anna Maria Friman
For the last twenty years Friman has been working as a freelance musician (voice and hardanger fiddle) in project based chamber music ensembles, soloist engagements ranging from small ensemble formations (such as Gavin Bryars Ensemble and Hille Perl´s Sirius Viols) to Symphony Orchestral works, as well as with her two regular groups Trio Mediaeval and Alternative History. In 2018 she started a new collaboration with Marco Ambrosini and Catalina Vicens. Most of her ensemble engagements over the last ten years have included performers from different musical styles, crossing borders between folk, improvisation, contemporary, medieval and renaissance music. She has performed and given radio broadcasts throughout Europe, USA, Mexico, Canada, Hong Kong, South Korea and Japan, and since 2001 she has recorded for ECM Records. In 2010 Friman completed a Doctor of Philosophy in Music at the University of York, UK where she researched the modern performance of medieval music by women. For five years she taught singing and coached vocal ensembles at the University of York, and further through the years she has very much enjoyed giving vocal masterclasses and ensemble workshops at different academic institutions in Europe and USA, teaching at summer courses as well as coaching individual groups.