Frode Haltli (b. 1975, Norway) began playing the accordion at the age of seven. His debut CD "Looking on Darkness" was released on the prestigious German record label ECM in 2002. Further releases include "Passing Images" where he is joined by trumpeter Arve Henriksen, viola player Garth Knox and vocalist Maja Solveig Kjelstrup Ratkje, as well as "Yeraz" together with Trygve Seim. Haltli has performed as a soloist with orchestras worldwide and is equally comfortable playing on contemporary music festivals in Warsaw, Witten and Huddersfield as on major jazz, classical and world music festivals. He has established links with several composers, among them Maja Solveig Kjelstrup Ratkje, Bent Sørensen, Rolf Wallin, Atli Ingólfsson, Hans Abrahamsen, Jo Kondo and Sam Hayden.
Frode Haltli performs the Spur concerto during the 2012 Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival together with the Scottish Symphony orchestra, conducted by Mathias Pintscher.