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BIOGRAPHY

"Bernsted is a lyrical talent with a noble, velvety and singing sound that speaks in all phrases"

Alexandra Kozowicz, Culture Poland

The Danish violinist Christine Bernsted (born 1994) has distinguished herself as a major prize winner in numerous international violin competitions, including 1st prizes in competitions which led to her debut at the Berliner Philharmonie’s Kammermusiksaal, followed by recitals at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall, and at the Royal Albert Hall.

Christine has captured First Prizes at the 2018 Melbourne International Violin Competition and 2021 Concorso Internazionale “Città di Treviso” and Second Prize as well as two special prizes at the 2021 Mieczysław Wajnberg International Violin Competition in Katowice.  

In her native Denmark, she was recipient of the Léonie Sonning Talent Prize in 2019, Carl Nielsen & Anne-Marie Carl Nielsen Talent Prize in 2019, Second Prize winner at the 2020 Danish String Competition and recipient of the Rødovre Music Prize in 2022.

She has performed at prominent music venues in Denmark such as DR Koncerthuset, The Black Diamond, Musikhuset Århus, Glyptoteket and the David Collection in Copenhagen and as a soloist in Beethoven’s Violin Concerto with Aarhus Symphony Orchestra. 

Currently serving as a Postgraduate student at University für Musik und darstellende Kunst in Vienna with Professor Elisabeth Kropfitsch and with Professor Eszter Haffner at the Royal Danish Academy of Music in Copenhagen, Christine has also conducted extensive studies with Gerhard Schulz and Boris Kuschnir in Vienna. 

Since 2022 Christine is assistant to Professor Eszter Haffner at The Royal Danish Academy of Music in Copenhagen.

Christine is a Larsen Strings Performing Artist and plays on a Stefan-Peter Greiner violin on loan from the Augustinus Foundation. 

 

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