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Karin Hellqvist


Karin Hellqvist is performing internationally as an interpreter of contemporary music. Through collaboration and dialogue, her work examines, realize and contribute to the process of creating new music. Hellqvist is a member of several forefront ensembles for new music in Scandinavia as Cikada, Oslo Sinfonietta, Ensemble neon, Mimitabu and Duo Hellqvist/Amaral and she is a frequent guest at major international arenas for contemporary and experimental music. Her performances have been broadcasted internationally and she has contributed to several award-winning recordings. She 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 London from where she graduated with an Artist Diploma in Performance in 2011. In 2016 she received the Interpreter’s Prize from the Society of Swedish Composers. She is a PhD research fellow at the Norwegian Academy of Music in Oslo during 2018-2022.