Their stage performance is top-notch on all levels – from the humor to the music.
Alex Gallacher - Folk Radio (UK)
Hartwin Dhoore is an accordionist who grew up in Belgium but lives since 2015 in Estonia. For many years he is roaming international stages as a professional musician. Inspired by traditional European music, Hartwin has crafted his own style. Performing across Europe, Canada, and the USA his original compositions have found their way to a wide audience.
Apart from performing as a solo artist in a more fragile and intimate setting, Hartwin loves the magic of creating and performing music with other musicians.
Sofia-Liis Kose grew up in a musical family and plays the violin since the age of six. Starting off with classical music education as a child, she moved on digging into hip-hop and rock as a teenager after which she came home in the trad & folk music scene. Her safe harbor where she is highly appreciated for her excellent violin skills. Sofia-Liis is currently studying traditional music at the “Heino Eller Music Academy” in Tartu. Being gifted with a beautiful voice on top of her smooth violin playing, her presence in the trio lifts the music into a higher universe.
Carlos Liiv was born on the Estonian island Saaremaa but is currently based in Tartu where he is studying guitar and singing at TÜVKA. Although he is a newcomer for the trad & folk music scene, he for sure isn’t one when it comes to pop & rock music. With Michael Jackson as his biggest inspiration music became his first language as a teenager after he grew a fascination for studying the work of bands such as “Red Hot Chili Peppers”, “Theo Katzman” and “Toto”. His steady guitar techniques and creative arranging skills are pushing the trio’s repertoire to undiscovered shores.
Joined by these two talented souls, Hartwin’s compositions get shaped into a colorful and melancholic universe that reflects the world around him. Estonia trough the Eyes of a newcomer transposed into an instrumental adventure.