ELUVEITIE Announce Nicole Ansperger As New ViolinistWednesday, 11th December 2013
Swiss folk metallers ELUVEITIE have announced the addition of violinist Nicole Ansperger to the group’s ranks.
Says the band in a statement: “As hard as farewells can be, as auspicious are new beginnings!
“We are thrilled to introduce to you Meri’s [Tadic] successor. We consider ourselves lucky to have found a true master of Celtic folk fiddling! A full-blooded musician and violin player through and through, she has played countless shows over many years and also played as a session musician for many well-known acts (such as THE HOOTERS, for instance). During the last ten years, she further made a name for herself through her engagement with the Irish folk rock bands PADDY GOES TO HOLYHEAD and ACROSS THE BORDER, but also the renowned medieval/classical metal act HAGGARD. Not only a virtuoso of the fiddle, she also plays the seven-stringed violin as well as the cello!”
Adds Nicole: “I am absolutely delighted to be ELUVEITIE’s new violin player.
I love ELUVEITIE’s music and have been a fan myself for a long time.
“Is there anything better than getting to play for the band you love? I am looking forward to many sweat-inducing, incredible shows with you and the band.”
Nicole will make her live debut with ELUVEITIE at the “Eluveitie & Friends III” festival, which will take place on December 28 in Frauenfeld, Switzerland. Nicole and the rest of ELUVEITIE will play, as an exclusively premiere at this show, a brand new song from their next album.