Inga Våga Gaustad is a Berlin-based violinist and student at the Hochschule für Musik ‘Hanns Eisler’. Born in Kirkenes in Norway in 1998, she started the violin aged seven in her hometown Nesodden. As student at Barratt Due Institute of Music, Oslo, she studied under Eileen Siegel, Geir Inge Lotsberg and Henning Kraggerud. Since 2019 her main mentor has been Marc Danel. In master classes, she has worked with Ana Chumachenco, Nicola Benedetti, Mihaela Martin and Nam Yun Kim.
At age 17, Inga reached the final of the Norwegian Broadcasting Company’s ‘Virtuoso’ competition, where she performed with the Norwegian Radio Symphony Orchestra. She has performed with Stavanger Symphony Orchestra, Trondheim Symphony Orchestra and Kaunas City Symphony Orchestra among others.
Inga is a dedicated chamber musician and is since 2020 part of the Dutch string quartet Animato Kwartet who in 2020 recorded their debut album. Inga plays a Riccardo Antoniazzi on loan from the Dutch instrument foundation.