Masters of Music in Contemporary Improvisation. Folky, subtle & diverse.
Sunniva Brynnel is a Swedish professional accordionist, vocalist and composer within improvised music, folk music, singer/songwriter genres, Indian devotional music and more. Her improvised accordion lines will give any piece of music that extra something.
Sunniva comes from a lineage of seven generations of female musicians, and she has a Masters of Music in Contemporary Improvisation from the New England Conservatory in Boston, US.
She has toured extensively in Sweden and the US, and have recorded and/or performed in Norway, Denmark, Ireland, England, Slovakia, France, Hawai’i. As a freelancing musician for over ten years, she has shared the stage with amongst others Timo Alakotila, Neil Yates, Jai Uttal, Praful, Peruquois, Dave Douglas, Dónal Clancy and many others.
She is the recipient of Albin Hagström Minnesfond’s scholarship for accordionists through the Royal Academy in Stockholm, Anders Holger Gustafssons Musikfond, as well as having received substantial support throughout her music studies from Gull & Stellan Ljungbergs Stiftelse.
For those of you who want that special Indian Harmonium sound on your track, Sunniva also plays a beautiful Ragamala harmonium.
See www.sunnivabrynnel.com for more info.
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