About

Lodestar Trio is a ground-breaking new collaboration between stars of the Scandinavian folk scene Erik Rydvall (nyckelharpa) and Olav Luksengård Mjelva (hardanger fiddle), and British violin virtuoso Max Baillie. Together they bring a spirit of groove and improvisation into Baroque music by bringing it into a folk sound world where the Swedish nyckelharpa and the Norwegian hardanger fiddle meet the violin.

Their debut album was released on Naxos in September 2022! Listen here

  • ☆☆☆☆ “Lodestar do much more than shine a different light on Bach’s pieces, they make them anew.” – Songlines, UK
  • You can feel the happiness as a listener… Every note of the trio conveys lightness and joy…” – Folker, Germany (online link available soon)
  • The beginning of a fresh, exciting and sustainable concept…” – Era Jazzu, Poland
  • The album is presented with a very accurate title: it really connects Bach with Nordic folk” – JazzQuad, Russia

Website by Olav L. Mjelva. Copyright: Lodestar Trio.