About violinist Christine Pryn

Christine Pryn with her violin
Christine Pryn playing the violin in front of af big orcestra

Even before her official debut, critics hailed Christine Pryn as a “soloist with authority.” This recognition was reaffirmed by headlines such as “The Heavyweight of the Violin,” “A Violin Force Field,” and “Brilliant Debut” when she debuted in 2001 at the symphonic concert series of the Danish Broadcasting Corporation.

Since then, she has toured as a soloist and chamber musician in more than 25 countries in Europe, Asia and the USA receiving numerous awards including the Polish Gloria Artis Medal and Danish Music Critic’s Prize.

She has performed at prestigious venues such as Carnegie Hall, Warsaw Autumn Festival, Grieg’s home “Troldhaugen” in Bergen, and Szymanowski’s house “Atma” in Zakopane.

As a soloist, she has collaborated with The Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra, The RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra, The Latvian National Symphony Orchestra, Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra, The Copenhagen Phil among others, and conductors such as Jan Krenz, Gerhard Markson and Renato Rivolta.

In Denmark, she has graced main venues, including Tivoli Concert Hall, Frederiksværk Music Festival, Louisiana, and the Schubertiade. However, her innovative concert formats and crossover projects have also brought her to alternative stages, such as a parking garage and numerous music clubs for popular music.

Christine Pryn has recorded several CDs, receiving remarkable reviews, including 5 stars in BBC Music Magazine for her Poul Ruders chamber music recording with Rudersdal Chamber Players. Her solo album ’Signature,’ where she combines contemporary music with Bach, was also highly praised. Always aiming to blend old and new, familiar and unknown music, she provides audiences with a unique experience. Through collaborations with composers from Denmark and abroad, she has premiered more than 100 works, including concertos, solo pieces, and chamber music.

As a musical entrepreneur, she founded Rudersdal Sommerkoncerter and Rudersdal Chamber Players, initiated international exchange projects, and created interdisciplinary projects and theme concerts on relevant topics.”

Said about
Christine Pryn

“Christine Pryn is a brilliant violinist who plays with great authority, deep insight and an effortless technique. It was a pleasure to work with her, she truly understands the expression of my music and thanks to her devotion and natural musicality she forms every phrase with atmosphere.”

– Giya Kancheli

“Christine Pryn is an insightful musician, with keen understanding and commitment to the music of our time.”

– Lera Auerbach

Ruderdal Chamber Players - Rudersdal Kammersolister

Awards and Distinctions

2023  Fair Practice Prize of the Danish Composers’ Society

2016  Gloria Artis (Polish medal), Rudersdal Culture Award

2006  Frederiksberg Talent of the Year

2003  Gladsaxe Music Prize

2002  Sonning’s Music Scholarship

2001  Danish Music Critic’s Prize, Frederiksborg Music Prize

1999  Young Soloist in Helsingborg, Sweden


1992-1996  The Royal Danish Academy of Music

1996-1999  Folkwang-Hochschule Essen (prof. Adolphe Mandeau) Künstlerische Abschlussprüfung

1997-2001  Carl Nielsen Academy of Music. Diploma and Master Subsequently private studies with prof. Paavo Pohjola in Helsinki Masterclasses under Christian Tetzlaff, Cho-Liang Lin, Rainer Kussmaul and Leon Spierer


2019-2024  The Four Elements – a four-year artistic/scientific project (delayed due to the pandemic)

2020-2021  Co-founder of Livekoncerten, a streaming channel for classical music

2018  Founder of the series Cool Concerts, Co-founder of Musikforum

2017  Founder of Rudersdal Chamber Players

2017  Four Grey Walls and Four Grey Towers – interdisciplinary project for Golden Days Festival

2017  Theme concerts: The Caribbean Adventure

2015  Theme concerts: Carl Nielsen 360 Degrees

2011  Established Danish-Polish Friendship Prize

2011-2014  Founded and ran Rudersdal Chamber Orchestra

2010  Founder of Rudersdal Sommerkoncerter

2006  Established an ongoing network with musicians from the USA for exchange

2006-2013  Yearly concert series at Glyptoteket

2005  Theme concerts: H.C. Andersen and the Music

2001  Rafal Augustyn i Danmark – concert tour thoughout Denmark presenting the Polish composer

1997-2017  Founded and ran Ensemble Nordlys

1996  Wind Nocturne – commissioned and recorded a piece, which was played through loudspeakers at Rådhuspladsen, the main square in Copenhagen

Selected recordings

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