Swedish born violinist Karin Hellqvist is residing in Berlin and 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 2013 Karin is performing at festivals as Gaudeamus Utrecht, Warsaw Autumn, ULTIMA Oslo Contemporary Music Festival, Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, Milano Musica, Östersjöfestivalen, Preludio21 Rio de Janeiro, Time of Music Viitasaari, Klang Copenhagen and Colombian Contemporary Music Cirlcle Bogota.