JONAS BÅTSTRAND - violinist

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Duo 2B

Jonas Båtstrand performs regularly with Gaute Birklund, forming Duo 2b. This young and engergetic duo have performed together for many years, both in Norway and in Sweden. Duo 2b brings classical music to life through exceptional musicianship and dedication.

Gaute Birklund received his education from the Royal Northern College of Music, the Conservatoire National de région Montpellier and University College Agder. His teachers include Sigurd Slåttebrekk, Jens Harald Bratlie, Trygve Trædal, Patrick Zygmanowski and Paul Crossley.

Birklund has worked as an accompagnist during the Norwegian State Academy of Music's Talent Development Program, as a district musician in the north of Norway and has worked as a teacher at several music schools in Norway. He has performed in Norway, Sweden, Scotland, France and England, and has had his own compositions performed by professional ensembles at several music festivals, both in Norway and abroad.