Christina Åstrand - violin

Christina Åstrand is one of the most remarkable violinists in Scandinavia. Since her soloist debut in 1990 things have moved rapidly for her and she is a frequent soloist with the leading Scandinavian orchestras – always providing a personal interpretation of the music.

Several Danish composers have composed and dedicated works to her. She is one of the few violinists in the world who also plays György Ligeti´s violin concerto. Her recording of Ligeti’s and Per Nørgård´s violin concertos with the DR Symphony Orchestra and Thomas Dausgaard won the distinguished prize Diapason D´or. Danish music is a big part of Christina Åstrand´s repertoire. Her aim is to further the knowledge of Danish music outside Danish borders and is doing so in her choice of repertoire and with her many CD recordings.

Paul Silverthorne - viola

Paul Silverthorne is one of the UK's foremost viola players. He holds the principal positions in both the London Symphony Orchestra and the London Sinfonietta and appears regularly as a soloist with these and other major orchestras around the world.
Throughout his career he has worked closely with some of the leading composers of our time, this relationship inspiring many of them to write for him, enlarging a repertoire that already encompasses all the major viola works as well as his own transcriptions and lesser known pieces from all periods.

He has recorded a wide range of repertoire for EMI, Black Box, Naxos, Chandos, Koch International Classics, Meridian, Toccata Classics and others to much critical acclaim.

He is a professor at the Royal Academy of Music in London, and plays a viola made by the Brothers Amati in 1620 which is loaned to him from their collection.

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