Gjermund Larsen from Verdal, Norway, is one of his country’s leading young folk musicians. As a member of the folk group Majorstuen he won the Spellemannsprisen award in 2003 and was nominated again three years later. In 2005 he won the Royal Trophy in the Landskappleiken (the Norwegian violin championships), and has since won a host of other awards for his musical performances. He collaborates with, among others, singer and composer Odd Nordstoga, singer Sissel Kyrkjebø, and composer and musician Christian Wallumrød. As a composer he made his début with the commissioned work Brytningstid for the 2006 Telemark Festival. Gjermund Larsen is studying folk-music at the Norwegian Academy of Music in Oslo.