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Sámal Peterson

Born in The Faroe Islands, Sámal Peterson began violinstudies at 11 year in the hometown, Capitol of The Faroe Islands Tórshavn. Faroe Islands is a small country with only 50.000 inhabitents. The history of music is mostly traditional ringdances and hymnes without instruments. Instrument tradition is only around 100 years old. 

After finishing Highschool Sámal went to Denmark, wheregained Master Degree in performing and teaching in Odense. Further Sámal studied in Vienna with Magread McCrann and prof Ernst Kovacic. Sámal has taken part in several masterclasses with teachers as Christian Altenburger and Valerij Klimov. Sámal came back to The Faroes where he teaches and currently is concertmaster in The Faroe Islands Symphony. He is also member and co founder of the chamber ensemble Aldubáran with Faroese musicians.

As a violin teacher, Sámal has taken all levels in the Suzuki Method and in 2015 gained his Suzuki Teacher Trainer Certificate. Sámal teaches regularly on Suzuki workshops in The Faroes and abroad in Europe on all levels. Sámal has also performed as soloist with Faroe Islands Symphony as well as solo violinist and chamber musician in many countries in Europe.