Masterclass: Hasse Borup, Violin

Dec 9 | 2:00PM
Leon and Karen F. Peterson Building

Hasse Borup



Hasse Borup is Professor of violin and Head of String and Chamber Music Studies the University of Utah School of Music. Dr. Borup has released recordings on Centaur, Naxos and Innova Labels: the complete works for violin solo and violin and piano by Carl Nielsen – a joint project with the National Danish Academy of Music, Royal Danish Library and Naxos. Also, the complete works for violin by Vincent Persichetti (Naxos 8.559725), the complete sonatas by the Danish romantic composer Niels W. Gade (Naxos 8.570524), and American Fantasies (Centaur 2918) both to critical acclaim (“Interpretative Empathy and Watertight Ensemble” - The Strad; “Landmark CD” – Musicweb; “Seamless playing” –  Tower of the Eight Winds, a CD on the Innova Label, featuring the complete works for violin by American composer Judith Shatin, was described by Fanfare Magazine as “..being played with superb agility by the Borup/Ernst Duo.”  Solo appearances include Vienna, Beijing, Washington DC, Venice, Cremona, Paris, Copenhagen and Miami. He was a founding member of the award-winning Coolidge Quartet, serving as the first ever Guarneri-Fellowship Quartet at University of Maryland. Dr. Borup has performed live on National Danish Radio, National Slovenian Radio, National Australian Radio, Radio Hong Kong, and has been featured on NPR’s “Performance Today.” In addition to numerous other prestigious prizes and fellowships, Borup was the only Dane to win the International Yamaha Music Prize.  As an active educator, Dr. Borup has written articles for The Strad and American String Teacher on topics ranging from violin acoustics to intonation.  Dr. Borup  is a frequent Guest Professor at the Saarburg Festival in Germany. From 2005-09, Dr. Borup  directed the Chamber Music Institute at the Music@Menlo Festival in California and has, since 2009, directed the University of Utah Chamber Music Workshop. As co-director of the innovative and trailblazing climate change project Artivism4Earth (, he was a recipient of the inaugural Anthem Awards (2022). He has earned degrees in violin performance from the Royal Danish Conservatory of Music, the Hartt School of Music, and a Doctor of Musical Arts Degree from the University of Maryland.  Dr.Borup’s main teachers were Arnold Steinhardt, Philip Setzer, David Takeno, Almita Vamos, David Salness and Peder Elbaek.  He also worked extensively with The Guarneri, Emerson and Juilliard Quartets, Isaac Stern, Bill Preucil and Hatto Beyerle. Please visit for more information.


Event Details



Saturday, December 9, 2023


2:00 to 4:00 p.m.


Free Admission



  Leon and Karen F. Peterson Building
  182 South 600 East
  Salt Lake City, UT 84102


How can I attend?

All current Gifted Music School students are invited (and encouraged) to attend at no cost—no tickets or RSVP required. 

Members of the public wishing to observe this masterclass should contact Conservatory Director, Linda Duan, at to RSVP. The event will be held in the Leon and Karen F. Peterson Building at Gifted Music School.

Event Date: 
2023-12-09 14:00:00 to 2023-12-09 16:00:00