Kristina Vårlid (1994) from Norway is already an internationally acclaimed classical guitarist after winning several competitions and awards. Among others she got the 1st prize in Antwerpen International Guitar Competition 2017. She was named the best music student in The Netherlands in 2017 when she won Grachtenfestival Conservatorium concours.
She started lessons at the age of 8. In 2013 she started her bachelor at The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland studying with professor Allan Neave, a year later she continued at the Prince Claus Conservatoire in Groningen, The Netherlands with Sabrina Vlaskalic as her teacher. She graduated her bachelor degree in 2017 with the highest mark and cum laude. She further continued her studies in Oslo with the artist diploma degree at the Norwegian Academy of Music with professor Erik Stenstadvold and professor Otto Tolonen.
Her debut album “An Idea” was released in May 2019 and it has received excellent reviews. She currently teaches at the Prince Claus Conservatorium in Groningen.