Nils Økland and Engegård Quartet at Oslo Quartet Series

Nils Økland has taken Norwegian folk music into the realms of improvisation. The Engegård Quartet's projects with Nils delve into Norwegian music of many facets, including the classical greats like Griegs G minor Quartet, a 20th century foray into folk music by Johan Kvandal, and exploration of Nils´own compositions, very much inspired by his deep roots in folk music.

On Tuesday 27th February the Engegård Quartet again joined forces with Harding fiddle player Nils Økland in a concert as part of the Oslo Quartet Series at Gamle Logen, Oslo.   The programme was entitled 'Roots' and included Haydn's String Quartet op.76 no.1, Johan Kvandal's 'Quintet' for Harding fiddle and String Quartet, Bartok's 4th String Quartet and a selection of Nils' own compositions arranged for Harding fiddle and string quartet.