Stephan Barratt-Due is the third generation of violinists in a family with long musical traditions.
Stephan Barratt-Due has since his debut in 1981 been an active soloist, chamber musician and orchestra leader participating in numerous national and international festivals as well as extensive touring in Norway, USA, Asia, South-America and Europe.He has also made several disc recordings.
The period 1990 – 1996 Mr. Barratt-Due was the Artistic Director of the Kristiansand Symphony orchestra and the Chamber orchestra. During this period he initiated the Kristiansand Chamber Music Festival.
Since 1985 SBD has been artistic director of the Barratt Due Institute of Music (www.barrattdue.no), a 500-student conservatory in Oslo founded in 1927 by his grandparents. The Institute has in this period developed into one of the leading educational institutions in Norway, producing numerous highly distinguished musicians. Barratt-Due is today considered one of the leading violin professors in Scandinavia.
Under the leadership of SBD the chamber orchestra Oslo Camerata has become increasingly in demand both nationally and internationally (www.oslocamerata.no)
For his educational work and significant influence on Norwegian Music he was honoured with the Lindeman Award (2007), Anders Jahre Award (2010) and the Norwegian Cultural Council Award 2012.
H.M. King Harald of Norway appointed in 2002 Stephan Barratt-Due Knight 1.Class of the Royal Order of St. Olav.
Stephan Barratt-Due plays a violin by J. B. Guadagnini from 1751, provided by Dextra Musica.