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Synnøve Brøndbo Plassen


Photo: Thor Hauknes
Synnøve Brøndbo Plassen is a 25-year-old singer, folkmusician and educator from Folldal in Innlandet, Norway. She received a bachelor’s degree in music education from Nord University in Levanger. She is currently in her first year of a master’s program studying at the Norwegian Academy of Music in the Traditional Folk Music section.


 

Synnøve’s childhood was strongly affected by growing up in a folk music family. She has worked most with the folk music traditions from Folldal, Østerdalen and Trøndelag. Her repertoire ranges from children's songs and psalms to ballads and instrumental music performed vocally. In recent years she has studied folk singing with many teachers including Unni Løvlid, Ståle Ytterli, Øyonn Groven Myhren, Jarnfrid Kjøk, Eli Storbekken and Gro Kjelleberg Solli.

In 2021 she released her debut-album with slåttetralling (solo singing of traditional dance music) from Folldal. This album has been nominated for the Norwegian grammys.

In the past, Synnøve has received numerous talent-scholarships. In 2019 she was chosen as the Hilmar-talent, which is a national talent award for folk music and folk dance. She also has received talent-scholarships from Sparebank1, Folldal municipality and Terje Vasskogs memorial fund. During the last several years she placed high during competitions in Norwegian folk music and also has been named the best dance musician of the year.

See Synnøve's website: https://www.synnoveplassen.com/.

Synnøve will teach two classes in Norwegian singing, focusing on songs for dancing.


Photo: Thor Hauknes

 

 
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