Hasse Borup is Associate Professor of Violin and Head of String and Chamber Music Studies at the University of Utah School of Music. He holds degrees in violin performance from the Royal Danish Conservatory of Music and the Hartt School of Music and has a Doctor of Musical Arts Degree from the University of Maryland. His recordings include the complete sonatas of Niels W. Gade (Naxos 8.570524), American Fantasies (Centaur 2918), and Tower of the Eight Winds, and the complete works for violin by American composer Judith Shatin (Innova). Solo appearances include Vienna, Beijing, Washington DC, Venice, Cremona, Paris, Copenhagen and Miami. He was a founding member of the award-winning Coolidge Quartet and has performed live on Danish National Radio, Slovenian National Radio, Australian National Radio, and Radio Hong Kong. In addition to numerous other prestigious prizes and fellowships, he was the only Dane to win the International Yamaha Music Prize. His main teachers were Arnold Steinhardt, Philip Setzer, David Takeno, Almita Vamos and Peder Elbaek. He also worked extensively with the Guarneri, Emerson and Juilliard Quartets, Isaac Stern, Bill Preucil and Hatto Beyerle.