“Their debut was 2001's "Words of the Angel", which brought out the panegyric that resides in the heart of every critic.
The trio's so-called Scandinavian sound was considered a refreshing and substantial contribution to the realm of sacred music. The choice of medieval repertoire for their young soprano voices was remarkably successful according to connoisseurs of the style. The singing of the three women has been characterized as uniquely transparent and pure at the same time as the melodic abilities are rare.” www.mic.no/english
Founded in Oslo in 1997, trio mediaeval has developed three distinct strands of repertoire: polyphonic medieval music from England and France, contemporary works and Norwegian medieval ballads and songs. The group’s initial phase was inspired by intense periods of work at the Hilliard Summer Festival in England and Germany, and subsequently with Linda Hirst and John Potter.
Trio mediaeval released its first CD on ECM Records in October 2001. ‘Words of the Angel’ immediately went to The Billboard Top 10 Bestsellers list and was the April 2002 Stereophile “Recording of the Month.” On the 16th of January 2004 the trio released its second CD ‘Soir dit-elle’ on ECM Records. Also this recording was on the Billboard Top 10 list for weeks. The release concert was recorded by Norwegian television (NRK 1) for the series ‘Megafon’, and was broadcasted in May this year.
Anna Maria Friman vocal
Linn Andrea Fuglseth vocal
Torunn Østrem Ossum vocal