Inga Våga Gaustad
Inga Våga Gaustad is a Berlin-based violinist and student at the Hochschule für Musik ‘Hanns Eisler’. Born in Kirkenes in Norway in 1998, she began studying the violin aged seven at the Nesodden Municipal School of Music. As part of the young talent programme at the Barratt Due Institute of Music, Oslo, she studied under Eileen Siegel, Geir Inge Lotsberg and Henning Kraggerud. Since 2019 her main mentor has been Marc Danel. In master classes, she has worked with artists including Ana Chumachenco, Nicola Benedetti, Mihaela Martin and Nam Yun Kim.
At age 17, Inga reached the final of the Norwegian Broadcasting Company’s ‘Virtuoso’ competition, where she performed with the Norwegian Radio Symphony Orchestra. She has later performed with Stavanger Symphony Orchestra, Trondheim Symphony Orchestra and Kaunas City Symphony Orchestra among others.
Inga is a dedicated chamber musician and is since 2020 part of the Dutch string quartet Animato Kwartet.