Stephan Barratt-Due - violin

Stephan Barratt-Due
is a third generation violinist from a famous family of musicians. He made his debut in 1981 as both a recitalist and an orchestral soloist, and has been an active part of Norwegian music ever since, with countless appearances with orchestras, concert tours, CD recordings and TV appearances at home and abroad.

He has been artistic director of Kristiansand Symphony and Chamber Orchestra , and since 1998 he has been artistic director of the chamber orchestra Oslo Camerata.

In addition to his performance career Stephan Barratt­Due has been Artistic Director at the Barratt Due Institute of Music since 1985. During these years the Institute has developed into one of the country's foremost musical educational institutions, A number of his violin students are now among the country's leading musicians and soloists. For his work as teacher and Institute leader he and his wife, the violist Soon­Mi Chung, were awarded Norway's most prestigious music prize, the Lindemann prize, for their "outstanding contribution to Norwegian music."

He plays a J. B. Guadagnini violin from 1751, owned by Dextra Musica.