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Trio-MedTrio Mediæval has a specialized repertoire of ballads and songs from the Norwegian Middle Ages and of polyphonic music from medieval England, France and Italy that the three women singers arrange themselves, as well as contemporary works written specifically for the ensemble.
Trio Mediæval’s first Cd on Ecm Records, Words of the Angel, immediately reached Billboard’s Top 10 Bestseller list and was made the Stereophile “Recording of the Month” in April 2002. Further releases on Ecm followed in 2004 with Soir, dit-elle and in 2005 with Stella Maris. In October 2007, the trio’s long-awaited Cd of Norwegian ballads and songs, entitled Folk Songs, was released and immediately received enthusiastic reviews. Folk Songs was nominated for a Grammy Award for “Best Chamber Music Performance” the following year. Their latest recording, A Worcester Ladymass, was selected by the German Record Critic’s Award as one of the best new releases in the “Early Music” category and was met again with the highest critical acclaim.
Trio Mediæval has performed throughout Europe in prestigious venues such as the Oslo Concert Hall, Bozar in Brussels, London’s Wigmore Hall and the Vienna Konzerthaus. Several engagements have taken them outside Europe, including performances at the Hong Kong Arts Festival and Carnegie Hall.
The trio collaborates with a multitude of contemporary composers, including Gavin Bryars, Ivan Moody, Oleh Harkavyy and Andrew Smith. In March 2005, the Trio premiered Shelter, its biggest multi-media contemporary music project to date, in Cologne, Germany.​​​