Kristina O. Vårlid (b. 1994) from Stavanger, Norway graduated with the highest mark and cum laude from the Prince Claus Conservatoire in June 2017 in Groningen, The Netherlands where she studied her bachelor degree with Sabrina Vlaskalic as her teacher. She studied her 1st year in Glasgow at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland with professor Allan Neave. The fall of 2017 she started her artist diploma – master of music performance (diplomstudiet i utøving) at the Norwegian Academy of Music in Oslo. She started playing the guitar at the age of 8 and at 11 she was accepted to go to a school for young music talents. While she went to the music high school in Stavanger she also studied classical guitar at the University of Agder with professor Per Kjetil Farstad in Kristiansand, Norway. Besides playing the classical guitar she also plays jazz piano, church organ and vocal.