Bridget Marsden

Bridget Marsden is a violinist who walks her own path through a rich and varied musical landscape. An encounter with Swedish folk music made such a strong impression on her that she moved from England to Sweden, to study folk music at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm, where she graduated with a masters degree in 2010. Today she works as a freelance musician, composer and teacher. Bridget is specialised in the Bingsjö fiddle tradition, and has been awarded the prestigious Päkkos Gustaf Scholarship. She recently released her debut solo album When I Listen To Bingsjö (June 2015, Dimma Sweden), inspired by her self-produced exhibition with live performance of the same name. Bridget can also be heard in a broad range of collaborations, including the duo Bridget Marsden & Leif Ottosson, whose debut album Mountain Meeting (March 2015, Playing With Music) features atmospheric solo outings, tight tune playing and filmic soundscapes. Bridget is a member of the critically acclaimed group Stormsteg, who were awarded Best Newcomer at the Swedish Folk & World Music Awards 2012, and who recently released their second studio album New Blue (June 2015, Dimma Sweden).

Photo: Agnes Stenlund