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Adult Student Hardingfele Loan

NOTE: The Adult Student Hardingfele Loan Program is ON for July 2021-June 2022; Rules and Application Form now available for download on this page


Poast hardingfele front

Poast hardingfele back

The HFAA is offering the loan of ten Hardanger fiddles, the "Iversen", the "Poast", the "1904", the "Lion" Wulffenstejn Student Model, the "Wulffenstejn", the "Nielsen XX", and four Lerud fiddles ("Ada", "Anna", "Aaste", and "Guri") for a one-year period to promising adult or teen/older child students of Norwegian traditional fiddling who are residents of the United States. The Adult Student Hardingfele Loan Committee is now accepting applications for the loan period 
(NOTE NEW EARLIER DATES) beginning  July 1 and ending June 15. 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).

Download Adult Student Hardingfele Loan Program Rules and Application Form (166 KB)

NOTE NEW EARLIER DEADLINE: The application deadline is midnight, June 1 (if emailed) or postmarked by June 1 (if sent postal mail). For more information please contact adultstudent@hfaa.org or president@hfaa.org.

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"