Swedish born Karin Hellqvist is a virtuosic performer and interpreter of contemporary music. As a violinist in the younger generation of musicians, she is very engaged in the music of today, and in addition to performing internationally, she is active in several leading Scandinavian new music ensembles including Cikada, the Oslo Sinfonietta, neoN, Faint Noise, Curious Chamber Players and Mimitabu. She dedicates her time to commissioning and realising new works as well as championing more established repertoire by Scandinavian and European composers, both as a soloist and 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 received an Artist Diploma in Performance in 2011.
Karin performs at the major contemporary music venues in Europe and world wide. Her performances have been broadcast in many countries and she has contributed to several award winning recordings.