Ida Løvli Hidle

Ida Løvli Hidle (c ) Erika Hebbert

Ida Løvli Hidle is an accomplished Norwegian accordion soloist and chamber musician. Her debut concert in the Concert Hall of The Royal Danish Academy of Music in February 2016 received great reviews. Here she premiered the new accordion concerto “Clashes” by the Norwegian composer Erlend Skomsvoll together with The Danish Youth Ensemble. She also performed “Fachwerk” by Sofia Gubaidulina – a composer that has expressed great enthusiasm for Ida’s interpretation of her works. This resulted in collaboration on the new edition of her work for solo accordion, “Et Expecto”.

Ida Løvli Hidle is a premiered accordionist. In 2012 she wan 1st prize in the international competition for accordion soloists in Gent, Belgium, and in 2015 she wan 3rd prize in the “International Competition of Bajan and Accordion Players” in Moscow. She also won the 1st prize in the chamber music category in the “International Accordion Prize” competition in Castelfidardo, Italy 2010, and several 1st prizes in national competitions like Ungdommens Musikkmesterskap” (The Youth Music Competition) and the Norwegian National Accordion Competition.

She has given concerts all over the world, from China to Canada, France, Russia and Germany, and at several festivals such as Arctic Arts Festival, St. Olav Festival and Kongsberg Jazz Festival. In 2016 she received Arts Council Norway’s Government Grants for Young Artists, and has worked as Kapellmeister at the Opera in Malmö on their production of Lucrezia Borgia (2016) and Carmen (2018). Ida is passionate about conveying contemporary music to a larger audiences and she often includes acting and text reading as a part of her performances.

Ida Løvli Hidle’s almost unlimited repertoire spans over contemporary music to folk music through tango, jazz and her own arrangements of classical repertoire. She has also composed music for children’s theatre. Ida has been working with orchestras such as Enemble Allegria, Aarhus Sinfonietta, Trondheim Jazz Orchestra, The Arctic Philharmonic Sinfonietta, The Danish Youth Ensemble, and she is a current member of the jazz orchestra “Skadedyr”. She has specialised in the accompaniment of singers and performed with many great artists, such as Anne-Lise Berntsen, Aleksander Nohr and Lise Davidsen. Ida is also passionate about inspiring younger generations of accordionists, and is one of the founding leaders of NordAccordion – a summer course for young accordionists and accordion festival at Voss, Norway.

Ida Løvli Hidle graduated with a Soloist Degree (Advanced Postgraduate Diploma) from The Royal Danish Academy with Professor Geir Draugsvoll in 2016. She has also studied at The Central Conservatory of Music, Beijing, with Professor Xiaoqing Cao, The Norwegian Academy of Music with Frode Haltli, and The Conservatory of Music in Trondheim with Øivind Farmen.