Vidar Skrede is a performer, composer, producer, and teacher of Nordic folk music. He is originally from western Norway (Europe) and has been a US resident since 2016, currently living in Milwaukee, WI. He is a multi-instrumentalist performing and teaching fiddle, Hardanger fiddle, guitar, and mandolin.

Vidar has a main background in traditional music from his home area Rogaland (southwestern Norway). He has learned from a wide array of Norwegian fiddlers and studied at the Norwegian Academy of Music. He also resided in Denmark, Finland, and Sweden as a master’s student of Nordic folk music through the Royal Academy of Music in Stockholm.

Vidar has numerous bands, projects, and record albums behind him, both in Scandinavia and in America. He has received nominations and awards for his albums in both Norway and Finland. He has toured all the Nordic countries, Scotland, Canada, and the United States, and he has performed with a wide range of notable artists both within his tradition and beyond.

Vidar is a leading musician on the Nordic folk music scene and is well known for his own tune creations across the scene; played and recorded by many artists besides himself, and shared among all walks of folk music lovers.