Andrea Hoag (Violin) is a regular featured fiddler at Scandia D.C. She studied fiddle with Swedish tradition bearers Jonny Soling and Kalle Almlöf at Malungs Folkhögskola in the Dalarna provence of Sweden during 1983-1984. She has since made two extended trips to Sweden to study and perform. From 1984 to 1991, she was the director of Seattle's Skandia Spelmanslag (fiddler group). Andrea is a versatile, expressive fiddler who has performed widely around the U.S. and in Sweden. She received a Grammy nomination for her 2006 CD Hambo in the Snow with Loretta Kelley and Charlie Pilzer, and is a WAMMIE winner for "Best Traditional Folk Instrumentalist" from The Washington Area Music Association. Andrea has several recordings available, and performs around the mid-Atlantic with Maggie Sansone, Sue Richards, Jody Marshall, and the bands Emerald Glen, Cabaret Sauvignon and Serpentine. Her newest project is a cross-cultural, multimedia collaboration with fiddlers Liz Knowles and David Greely, and several others. The Washington Post's Richard Harrington writes of Andrea's music, "Call it a fiddle, call it a violin - in her hands it is simply a marvelous string instrument that fits into myriad traditions anf fuels many cross-cultural fusions."
www.andreahoag.com,
www.hoagkelleypilzer.com

In the CDs corresponding to the 8 Volumes of the Scandia DC Spelmannslag Repertoire, Andrea played for
Volume 2 (tracks 3, 7, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 17 and 18);
Volume 3 (tracks 1, 3, 5, 8, 9, 10, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17 and 19)
Volume 4 (tracks 1, 3, 5, 8, 9, 10, 11 and 14)
Volume 6 (tracks 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13, 15, 17, 19 and 21)
Volume 7 (tracks 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5) and
Volume 8 (tracks 3 and 10).

Andrea Hoag

Andrea Hoag