Helge Slaatto (violin), born in 1952 in Oslo, studied with Maria Lidka, Sandor Végh and Dorothy Delay. He is Professor of Violin at the Conservatory for Music in Münster and was concertmaster with the Odense Symphony Orchestra, Athelas Sinfonietta Copenhagen and Randers Chamber Orchestra. He is a renowned interpreter of contemporary music and has since 1987 premiered more than 50 works in Duo Slaatto Reinecke with double bass player Frank Reinecke. The duo was in 2009 awarded the Preis der Deutschen Schallplattenkritik. Helge Slaatto is also in great demand as a soloist, appearing for example with the Koenig Ensemble London, Koechlin Ensemble, Randers Chamber Orchestra, at the Bergen Festival and the Cantiere Internazionale d'Arte Montepulciano. He has given master-classes in Germany, Greece, Denmark and Portugal.