Kaisa Nõges

At the Nordic Harp Meeting 2023, Kaisa will teach Estonian dance tunes on the harp. 

Kaisa Noges_sKaisa Nõges is a musician from Estonia who can play several instruments. “I adore the sound of stringed instruments. The sound of the harp is especially close to my heart.”
She has studied traditional music at the University of Tartu Viljandi Culture Academy, specialising in Estonian diatonic zithers (kannel). She has taken harp lessons from Kai Visnapuu (classical music, pedal harp), Lilian Langsepp (12th-16th century music, arpa doppia, Bohemian harp), Lily Neill and Lisa Canny (Celtic music). Kaisa is fond of playing traditional and early music. She also finds it interesting to create improvisational and meditative music. On the meditation CD „Tänu” (by Svetlana Nikolajeva, 2014) part of the musical background was created by Kaisa.

In 2011-2014 she was a member of Estonian Folk Orchestra that played at the following festivals: Viru Folk (Estonia, 2013), Umefolk (Sweden, 2013), Viljandi pärimusmuusika festival (Estonia, 2012), Jazzkaar (Estonia, 2012). The orchestra released the CD „Imemaa/Wonderland” (2014) where Kaisa played kannel (small zither) and Bohemian lever harp. Together with her diatonic kannel students they performed at the 13th Youth Song and Dance Celebration “Holy is the Land“ (2023). Currently Kaisa plays in the ensemble Harfihaldjad.

Descriptions of Kaisa’s workshops at previous Nordic Harp Meetings: 2017 and 2018.

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