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Karin Hellqvist, Swedsih born violinist, is performing internationally as a interpreter of contemporary music. As a violinist in a young generation of musicians engaged in the music of today, she is active in several leading ensembles - Cikada, Oslo Sinfonietta, neoN, Faint Noise and Curious Chamber Players. She dedicates her time to performing and commissioning new works as well as championing the established repertoire by Scandinavian and European composers, as a soloist or chamber musician.


Karin was educated at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm, Universität der Künste in Berlin, the Norwegian Academy of Music in Oslo and at the Royal College of Music in London where she was awarded an Artist Diploma in Performance in 2011.


During 2014 she is performing at festivals as ULTIMA Oslo Contemporary Music Festival, Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, Pan Music Festival Seoul, the Darmstadt Summer Course, Klangspuren Schwatz, International Image Festival Colombia, Borealis Bergen and Molde Jazz Festival.


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


Trio neoN

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



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.



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

April 16th 2015