The Royal Northern College of Music, in Manchester has today announced the appointment of Norwegian virtuoso Henning Kraggerud to the position of ‘International Chair of Violin’.
A student of Camilla Wicks, Emanuel Hurwitz and Stephan Barratt-Due, Henning, 41 is recognised as one of Norway’s most outstanding international artists – having performed regularly on some of the world’s most prestigious concert platforms.
“When the RNCM asked me to be their International Chair of Violin, I felt very honoured” Henning has said, ”… I find the atmosphere at this college splendid … [with] inspired and accomplished students and certainly a place I like to teach and play.”
“I have observed Henning Kraggerud working with our students on several occasions: his vibrant artistry and boundless energy are a real source of inspiration,” Chris Hoyle, Head of the School of Strings has said.
Henning, who in addition serves a Professorship at the Barratt Due Institute of Music, in Oslo will commence his appointment in September of this year.