Kitiara Braune



I was born in 1996 in Germany. In my earliest years my family and I moved to northern Scandinavia where I discovered the violin. At the age of 5, I already received violin lessons from Henryk Nowakowski and even had the honor to play in front of His Majesty The King of Sweden, Karl XVI. Gustav when I was 8.

Each year I traveled to Salzburg, the cradle of classical music, to receive lessons from the late Prof. Jürgen Geise, and later on Prof. Roland Baldini. Furthermore I have played at masterclasses for renowned violinists such as Zakhar Bronn, Vilde Frang, Petru Munteanu and Ezster Haffner.

In 2008, I continued my music education at the music school of Lilla Akademien in Stockholm under the guidance of the violin teachers Nina Balabina and her late husband Oleg Balabine. During this time I performed both on national TV with the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra as well as on the radio at P4 Norrbotten.

I received my Master Diploma in Classical Music Performance in 2020 from the Norwegian Academy of Music (NMH) in Oslo, with the help of violin professor Terje Moe Hansen. While studying in Oslo I participated in several projects of Norways most recognized orchestras, both as sectional violinist and alternating concertmaster, whereof most recently as alternating concertmaster at the Gothenburg Opera in Sweden.

Music has brought me around half the globe. I had concerts in a major part of Europe spanning from both Europe's northernmost and southernmost cities (located in Norway and Malta). In the far east I have performed in Beijing and as a member of the Swedish National Youth Orchestra been on tour through the United States, including a concert at Carnegie Hall in New York.

As a soloist I have had the opportunity to play a number of violin concertos together with different Scandinavian orchestras and internationally renowned conductors such as Peter Jablonski and Nicholas Carthy. My written arrangements and compositions have been performed on concerts in Stockholm and Oslo, some of which were played in front of the Royal Family at the 70-year-jubilee of Queen Sylvia.

In Scandinavia I have received multiple consecutive scholarships from both the Odd Fellows and the Royal Academy of Music as well as other awards and prizes from national and international competitions (listed below).


North International Music Competition 2018

1st prize

Ungdommens Musikkmesterskap 2017

1st prize and Superfinal

Giovanni Talenti 2013

1st prize

Polstjärnepriset 2013

3rd prize

Stockholm International Music Competition 2012

1st prize

Øresunds solist 2011

Talent Prize (Highest doted prize)


A list of every piece from the classical violin repertoire that I have studied and performed before.


Details to my music education, solo performances, professional experience, awards and concert productions.