Swedish-born Miriam Andersén studied singing, medieval harp, medieval notation and performance practice at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis in Switzerland. An expert on Swedish traditional music and its medieval roots, her repertoire encompasses a wide spectrum of genres from Gregorian chant to contemporary music.
Apart from her own ensembles The Early Folk Band and Belladonna she performs with Sarband and Theatre of Voices, with whom she did the first performance of The Little Match Girl Passion by David Lang in 2007 in the Carnegie Hall and subsequently won a Grammy in 2010.
Concert tours has brought Miriam Andersén around the globe and she has recorded twentyfive CDs with ensembles such as Sarband, Theatre of Voices, The Early Folk Band, Esk, Ferrara Ensemble, Ensemble Gilles Binchois, Alba and Belladonna.
She has also participated in several stage productions in Sweden (Mellby Scenkonst, Teater Nostra), Germany (Maxim Gorki Theater/Hebbel Theater), Switzerland (Theater Basel), Austria and Belgium (Toneelhuis, Eastman). In 2008 she worked for the first time with Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui in the creation of Origine. This was followed by appearences in Babel(words) during 2010-2011.
In 2007 she was awarded Anders Zorn’s silver badge for her cowhorn playing, along with the title riksspelman, which she shares with some of Sweden’s finest performers of traditional music.