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Adult Student Hardingfele Loan


Poast hardingfele front

Poast hardingfele back

The HFAA is offering the loan of eleven Hardanger fiddles--the "Iversen", the "Poast", the "1904", the "Lion" Wulffenstejn Student Model, the "Løve", the "Wulffenstejn", the "Nielsen XX", and four Lerud fiddles ("Ada", "Anna", "Aaste", and "Guri")--for a one-year period beginning July 1 of the award year and ending on June 15 of the following year. These instruments are offered 
to promising adult or teen/older child students of Norwegian traditional fiddling who are residents of the United States and for whom a full-size instrument is appropriate. (For younger children who are not yet ready for a full-size instrument, please see our Young Student Hardingfele Loan program.) Applicants should have previous bowed stringed instrument playing experience, and are required as a condition of the loan to take regularly scheduled lessons with a hardingfele teacher, either in person or via videoconference (Zoom, Facetime or similar).

The application deadline is midnight, June 1 (if emailed) or postmarked by June 1 (if sent postal mail) of the award year. For more information please contact adultstudent@hfaa.org or president@hfaa.org.

The Adult Student Hardingfele Loan Program Rules and Application Form for the 2022 loan year will be available here for download after March 2022.

Iversen hardingfele back

Iversen hardingfele front and back
1904 hardingfele front1904 hardingfele front and detail of scroll
"Lion" hardingfele front, back and scroll

"Wulffenstejn" hardingfele front and back 

"Aaste", "Ada", "Anna", "Guri" 


"Nielsen XX"