Christina Åstrand is an extraordinary versatile violinist and her repertoire as soloist, chamber musician and concertmaster of Danish National Symphony Orchestra shows a wide range of repertoire, from the classical master pieces to contemporary music. She is currently one of the most highly profiled violinists in Scandinavia.

About Christina Åstrand

Throughout her career Christina Åstrand has been a passionate performer of contemporary music. She has performed numerous works by composers of today from all over the world and several highly estimated Danish composers have dedicated works to her. In her quest for finding new forgotten music she is a frequent visitor in The Royal Library in Copenhagen where she has discovered undetected musical treasures by great Danish composers of the past like Kuhlau, Gade, Lange-Müller and Langgaard. Christina Åstrand is continuously making a big effort to further the appreciation of Danish music abroad and for this she was nominated for Nordic Council´s Music Prize, 2019.



Vivaldi, Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Bruch, Mendelsohn, Chausson, Tjajkovskij, Sibelius, Prokofiev, Ravel, Stravinskij, Weill, Ligeti, Gubaidulina.


Gade, Malling, Lange-Müller, Hartmann, Nielsen, Langgaard, Gudmundsen-Holmgreen, Nørgård, Rosing-Schou, Ruders, Koppel, Gravgaard-Madsen.





Allan Gravgaard Madsen Gudmundsen-Holmgreen Nachtmusik – for Violin and Orchestra

Gravgaard Madsen

Niels W Gade – P E Lange-Müller Rued Langgaard Violin Concertos


Violin concertos

Chamber music

Chamber music plays an important part of Christina Åstrand’s repertoire; since 1996 she has formed a duo with pianist Per Salo under the name Duo Salo/Åstrand. They has given numerous concerts and have released several highly praised and award-winning cds. Over the years the duo has made a special effort of broadening the knowledge of Danish music abroad; hence you can find recordings of music by Danish composers like Carl Nielsen, N W Gade and Friedrich Kuhlau but even by international composers like Maurice Ravel, Leos Janacek and György Ligeti.

ROMANCE CD interview

Christina Åstrand talks about what inspired her to record the cd with Danish Romances / Recorded at the time of the cd launch in 2020

MOZART violin sonata e moll
RAVEL violin sonata