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Guro Kleven Hagen, Violin, Norway
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Guro Kleven Hagen

Born in Norway in 1994, Guro Kleven Hagen is currently studying with Stephan Barratt-Due at the Barratt Due Institute of Music in Oslo. From the age of seven, she was a pupil of Alf Richard Kraggerud and from 2006 she had regular lessons with Henning Kraggerud.

Guro has participated in many masterclasses working with Ida Haendel, Ana Chumachenco, Mauricio Fuks, Boris Kuschnir, Sarah Chang, Robert Rozek, Dora Schwarzberg and Almita Vamos, and she has been working regularly with Olga Sitkovetsky and Oleg Kogan at the Razumovsky Academy.

Over the last six years, Guro has regularly performed at International Music Festivals including the Bergen International Festival, the Verbier Festival Academy and the Oslo Chamber Music Festival. She has been soloist with orchestras in Norway, Russia and Germany and appeared regularly in concerts at the Wigmore Hall as well as performed on Norwegian National Radio and TV.

In 2007 Guro become a member of the Razumovsky Academy and in 2008 she was awarded the Ida Haendel Razumovsky Academy Scholarship. She was one of the soloists at the Wigmore Hall in the Vivaldi Concerto for Four Violins, playing next to Ida Haendel and accompanied by the Razumovsky Ensemble.

Guro is a winner of numerous national and international competitions. In 2007 she was awarded the EMCY Art of Music Prize. In 2008 she was the youngest musician ever to be celebrated as “Musician of the Year” in Norway.

Guro plays on a violin by J B Vuillaume (1848-50) on loan from Dextra Musica since November 2009.

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