Petrus DillnerPetrus Dillner was born and raised in Marma, a small village in northern Uppland in Sweden.

He started playing nyckelharpa when he was 8 years old and later had Leif Alpsjö as a teacher, a well-known bearer of the tradition. Through Leif, Petrus has learned tunes and stylistic ways of playing from the nyckelharpa and fiddle tradition from northern Uppland.

After several years of studying at The Royal Collage of Music in Stockholm and 6 months of studies at The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in Glasgow he has developed a deep knowledge of the older tradition but he has also been experimenting with the opportunities within the instrument and to set the traditions to its limit in a modern way. At the age of 17, he got the zorn badge in silver with the motivation “For his awareness of the tradition and his brilliant way of playing”.

Petrus is also a pedagogue with great awareness and has also been playing around in Sweden and Europe with Trio Törn and the group Hans-Ers, Rutanen & Dillner that 2017 released the CD Jäkta.

He is musician that with energy and joy moves between different musical tradition. A musician that constantly is looking for challenges and new forms of musical expression.