Zosha Warpeha @zosha

Hardanger d’amore, violin

Zosha Warpeha @zosha

Hardanger d’amore, violin


Zosha Warpeha is a composer-performer working in a meditative space at the intersection of contemporary improvisation and folk traditions. Using bowed stringed instruments alongside her own voice, her long-form compositions explore transformations of time and tonality. She performs primarily on Hardanger d’amore, a sympathetic-stringed instrument closely related to the Norwegian Hardanger fiddle and Baroque viola d'amore. Her solo work is informed by the cyclical forms, rhythmic elasticity, and the physical momentum of Nordic folk music. Her work has been supported by the US-Norway Fulbright Association, Jerome Foundation, Minnesota State Arts Board, and Minnesota Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund.



I play meditative compositions and improvisations inspired by the Norwegian Hardanger fiddle tradition. This repertoire is most suited for an intimate audience setting; the Hardanger fiddle was not originally intended for the concert hall, and instead had its place in living rooms and on dance floors. I enjoy presenting continuous listening experiences that allow audience members to lose a sense of time and be brought along on a journey as the music develops and unfolds. I am able to include traditional Norwegian folk repertoire as part of this program upon request.



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Past groupmuses (2)

  • Living room

    Zosha Warpeha, Nordic-inspired experimental strings

    Friday, Jun 14, 2024 7:30 PM EDT

    • Neighborhood: Bedford-Stuyvesant
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened about 1 month ago

  • Living room

    Intimate Mid-Spring Sounds at Sunset

    Friday, May 31, 2024 7:00 PM EDT

    • Neighborhood: Crown Heights
    • Composers: Traditional Nordic music
    • Instruments: Hardanger d'amore
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened about 2 months ago