Yngvild Vivja Haaland Ruud is a Norwegian born harpsichordist. Being a modern and curious musician, her repertoire ranges from early opera to contemporary music. She performs as a soloist, in chamber music constellations and with orchestras, as well as leading ensembles.
Specialized in early music and historical performance practice as well as contemporary music, she has a fresh approach for sharing classical music with new audiences. Her passion for new music has led to collaborations with exciting contemporary composers and several world premieres. Furthermore she is involved in a number of ensembles, exploring sounds and moving between genres.
Yngvild is educated from The Royal Danish Academy of Music and Sibelius Academy (Master of Music). She has created several projects – such as the music society Amager Klassisk (re-defining the outreach of classical music) of which she also is the artistic director. Her focus is to follow her dream – sharing wonderful music with a passionate audience. That might happen anywhere – in an opera, in a concert hall, in a church… or somewhere in her neighborhood. Together with people or alone – always with the purpose of sharing – longing to grasp the magic of music.
Yngvild also has a masters degree in classical accordion/contemporary music, works on demand as an (early) opera repetiteur, teaches workshops on historical performance practice and plays the organ.
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