Guest at TempoReale, Florence, during Maggio Musicale Fiorentino Festival,June 13th 2015. New solo work by Marco Marinoni


Solo recitals and lectures in Bydgoszcz (Music Academy) and Zürich (Kompakt am Montag) December 5th - 8th 2014.



neoN and Susanna

awarded Spellemannspris, Norwegian equivalent to Grammy for record

The Forester



Collaboration with Swedish ensemble Gageego!

New works for violin and ensemble by Jenny Hettne and Esaias Järnegard.

March 4th Stockholm

September 20th Gothenburg


Trio neoN

(Murakami/Amaral/Hellqvist) performs new Korean and Norwegian works at Pan Music Festival in Seoul, South Korea in October 2014.



Guest at Anna Petrini's concert in Berliner Philharmonie / Debüt im Deutschland Radio Kultur

April 16th 2015



Duo Hellqvist/Amaral portraits Mauricio Pauly together with Joshua Hyde and Noam Bierstone at Harvard University Department of Music

May 13th 2015


Duo Hellqvist/Amaral

performs new Argentinian and Norwegian music in Buenos Aires and Córdoba, Argentina, June 2015.

welcome to the homepage of karin hellqvist

Swedish violinist Karin Hellqvist is performing internationally as an interpreter of contemporary music. With profound engagement in the music of today she is a sought after soloist as well as a dedicated chamber musician.


Karin is a member of several forefront ensembles for new music in Scandinavia; Cikada, Oslo Sinfonietta, neoN and Curious Chamber Players, and she dedicates her time to commissioning and performing new works as well as championing the established contemporary repertoire. Recent collaborations resulted in a family of solo works exploring the violin in the company of various electronics and sound objects.


Regularly invited to renowned international scenes for contemporary music Karin has performed at festivals as Warsaw Autumn, Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, Ultima Oslo Contemporary Music Festival, Venezia Biennale, Milano Musica, Ultraschall Berlin, Pan Music Festival Seoul and the International Summer Course for New Music Darmstadt.


Karin's performances have been broadcasted in many countries and she has contributed to several award winning recordings. Karin was educated at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm, Universität der Künste Berlin, the Norwegian Academy of Music in Oslo and at the Royal College of Music in London from where she graduated with an Artist Diploma in Performance in 2011.