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Christina Åstrand

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Christina Åstrand is in all respects a remarkable and versatile violinist, whether as a soloist, a chamber musician or as leader of the Danish National Symphony Orchestra – a position she has held since winning it in 1993 at the age of 22. Her repertoire in both solo concerts and chamber works ranges from classical masterpieces to brand-new contemporary music, and she is known for her always exciting and personal interpretation of the works. Åstrand has given the first performances of several violin concertos, and recorded a number of them. She is one of the few violinists in the world to master György Ligeti’s Violin Concerto.

Åstrand is a frequent guest soloist with symphony orchestras, especially in the Nordic countries, playing the major classical violin concertos. Both as soloist and chamber musician Åstrand has collaborated with several Danish composers. She has performed and premiered works by established artists like Hans Abrahamsen, Per Nørgård and Pelle Gudmundsen-Holmgreen as well as pieces from the new young generation of composers. Chamber music represents a vital part of Åstrand’s repertoire. Since 1996, she has played in Duo Åstrand/Salo with pianist Per Salo; in addition to giving countless concerts, they have recorded several highly praised and award-winning CDs.

  • Else Marie Pade

    The Orchestral Album

  • Otto Malling, Ludolf Nielsen, P.E. Lange-Müller, August Enna, Carl Nielsen, Louis Glass, Niels W. Gade, Johan Svendsen


  • Allan Gravgaard Madsen, Pelle Gudmundsen-Holmgreen

    Nachtmusik · For Violin and Orchestra

  • Friedrich Kuhlau

    Violin Sonatas Vol. 2

  • Martin Lohse

    Collage de temps

  • Friedrich Kuhlau

    Violin Sonatas Vol. 1

  • Kasper Rofelt

    The song I'll never sing - Works for Accordion

  • Simon Christensen

    TRIBUTES - Pulse

  • Poul Ruders, Pelle Gudmundsen-Holmgreen, Søren Nils Eichberg

    Distant Still - Trios for violin, horn and piano

  • Niels W. Gade, P.E. Lange-Müller, Rued Langgaard

    Romantic Violin Concertos

  • Niels W. Gade

    Sonatas for violin and piano

  • Anders Koppel

    Double Concertos

  • Emil Hartmann


  • Fini Henriques

    Orchestral Works