Rannveig Djønne from Hardanger in Norway is an innovative diatonic button accordion performer with a solid foundation of tradional knowledge. Starting playing when she was nine years she has now played the box for twentynine years and has studied at the Ole Bull Academy.
She has been a Norwegian champion on her instrument twice and several times champion of the west coast. She is active both as a soloist, in a duo together with Annlaug Børsheim and together with various other musicians. In 2010 her ensemble “Djønno Folk” played at som of the largest folk music festival in Norway. She has her own style of playing and is also known as a good composer. In 2011 the church in Ullensvang (Hardanger) asked if she could compose new church music based on the traditional style in Hardanger. This mass; “Folkemusikkmesse frå Hardanger” has now been played several times in Hardanger, and is now finding its way to other areas.
Her debut cd “Spelferd heim” was released in 2008 on Djønnes own record company “Djønno Records”. It got great reviews in some of Norways largest newspapers. “Aftenposten” gave the cd five points out of six. The same newspaper put the cd among the 10 best folk music cds that year. It was also nominated for the Norwegian Folk Music Award and purchased by the Norwegian Arts Council. The duo Djønne&Børsheim released the cd “Toras Dans – populærmusikk frå Hardanger” in december 2012. It has gotten very good reviews both in Norway and abroad.
In 2011 Djønne was one of five musicians from the western part of Norway who got a artist prize/Scholarship from Sparebanken Vest. “A unique and sensitive musician” was some of the nice words included in the prize.
Djønne has also been teaching a lot both in Norway (music school, the Ole Bull academy, summer classes and so on) in Germany and in the Netherlands.
Rannveig ist eine innovative Musikerin am diatonischen Knopfakkordeon mit fundierter traditioneller Basis. Sie war an ihrem Instrument bereits zweimal Norwegische Meisterin und mehrfach Meisterin der norwegischen Westküste. Als eine der wenigen professionellen Knopfakkordeon-Spieler in Norwegen ist sie sowohl als Solistin als auch in zahlreichen Formationen aktiv. Ihre Debut-CD „Spelferd heim” erschien 2008. Das Werk bekam begeisterte Rezensionen und wurde für den Norwegischen Folkmusikpreis nominiert.
“Wunderschön, abwechslungsreich und melodisch ” (Aftenposten)
“Ein Meisterwerk” (Hardanger Folkeblad)