Christine Bernsted


Christine Bernsted 

Danish violinist Christine Bernsted has distinguished herself as a major prize winner in numerous international violin competitions. Christine has captured 1st prizes at the 2018 Melbourne International Violin Competition and 2021 Concorso Internazionale “Città di Treviso” as well as 2nd prize and 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, 2nd prize winner at the 2020 Danish String Competition and recipient of the Rødovre Music Prize in 2022.

Christine has performed at the Berliner Philharmonie’s Kammermusiksaal, Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall, at the Royal Albert Hall and at prominent music venues in Denmark such as DR Koncerthuset, The Black Diamond, Musikhuset Århus, Glyptoteket and the David Collection in Copenhagen. She’s also served as a soloist and in Beethoven’s Violin Concerto with Aarhus Symphony Orchestra.

Currently working 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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