karin hellqvist,

Swedish born violinist, is performing internationally as a interpreter of contemporary music. She is 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.


As a violinist in a young generation of musicians engaged in the music of today, she is active in several ensembles - Cikada, Oslo Sinfonietta, neoN 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 gratefully acknowledges the support from benefactors as the Dobloug Foundation of Norway, RWE Dea of Norway/Germany, the Royal Swedish Academy of Music and the 45 International Summer Course for New Music in Darmstadt.


During 2014 Karin 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 recital at Warsaw Autumn

September 21st, Warsaw



faint noise at Östersjöfestivalen/The Swedish Radio.

August 28th, Berwaldhallen, Stockholm and live in Swedish Radio P2










Susanna and ensemble neoN awarded a Norwegian equivalent to Grammy - Spillemannspris- for new album The Forester!