Two of the most highly esteemed classical musicians in Denmark form a duo - both on stage and privately. Violinist Christina Åstrand and pianist Per Salo have been making music together for more than 25 years. In the duo’s many recitals in Denmark and abroad and on their numerous CD recordings, Danish music plays an important part.

About Åstrand/Salo

Åstrand and Salo are known for their ability to create versatile programs in which the classical masterpieces by Beethoven, Brahms and Mozart are programmed along with exiting Danish repertoire as well as with the lesser known music from the 20th century. In the opinion of Duo Åstrand/Salo the chamber music for violin and piano is virtually music written for two soloists; it demands a huge amount of musical energy and technical strength - due to the fact that the two instruments involved are of such contrasting nature.



Mozart Beethoven Kuhlau
Mendelsohn Gade Schubert
Schumann Hartmann Brahms
Kreisler Franck Strauss Delius
Janacek Debussy Ravel Nielsen


Stravinski Schönberg Webern
Ligeti Ives Langgaard Bentzon
Nørgård Ruders Piazzolla
Gudmundsen-Holmgreen Koppel
Abrahamsen Gravgaard-Madsen

Finding common threads through their concert repertoire is a clear aim of the Åstrand-Salo Duo.



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

Gravgaard Madsen

Friedrich Kuhlau Violin Sonatas Vol 2

Friedrich Kuhlau

Violin Sonatas Vol 2
Maurice Ravel – Ernest Bloch – Leos Janacek Violin Sonatas

Ravel - Bloch - Janacek

Violin Sonatas

The two musicians

In addition to their collaboration in Duo Åstrand/Salo Christina Åstrand and Per Salo are pursuing each their career as soloists .They are also appearing in different chamber music ensembles. Recently, in collaboration with two colleagues from The Danish National Symphony Orchestra, they have performed and recorded Olivier Messiaen’s ”Quartet for the End of Time” in a new version with texts by Danish writer Jens Christian Grøndahl.And together with oboist Radi Radev and cellist Therese Åstrand Radev they have formed Ensemble Stralo that is founded both on professional collaboration and family bonds.

BLOCH poème mystique

Ernest Bloch: excerpt from Poème Mystique, performed in 2012 in the Concert Hall of the Danish Radio / Christina Åstrand, violin - Per Salo, piano

Boulanger Nocturne
Ravel Violin Sonata