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Music student awarded scholarship

Published: 4 May 2016

Cim Frode is a promising guitarist who studies music at Luleå University of Technology. Recently, he was awarded the prestigious Albin Hagström scholarship.

- It feels great, it's an inspiration that other people appreciate the music I am making, says Frode Cim.
Albin Hagström scholarships has been awarded since 1997 and caters for accordionists and guitarists in popular music.

Hoping for greater distribution

Cim Frode is a fingerstyle guitarist who plays mostly his own compositions. Now he hopes that the scholarship will open the door to a wider audience.
- Hopefully this leads to more ears that can hear my music, and I hope I can get a little more spread through social media. Also that it generates more playing opportunities, says Frode Cim.

Why are you studying music, artistic candidate?

- I want to develop in an inspiring environment with many great teachers. It also gives me time to practice in a way you never could with a job at the same time. I also want to take a master and thus go deeper in my major.

What is the most fun with your training?

- Most fun is the guitar lessons where we can discuss the guitar and how to deal with the problems encountered in different parts of the music practice.

What is the most challenging?

- What is most challenging is to get the music out to the public. There is fierce competition and the labor market is quite small, especially if you focus within a small genre like I am.

How is it to study at the university?

- It's nice, nice environment and good school. I am grateful that the school chose to take me even though I do not really fit into any genre. The school chose to invest in something modern. No one in Sweden has ever before been studying fingerstyle at university.