Swedish violinist, residing in Berlin and performing internationally as an interpreter of contemporary music. She studied at the academies of Stockholm, Oslo, Berlin and at the Royal College of Music in London where she was awarded an Artist Diploma in Performance in 2011. As a young generation violinist, she is a member of several leading Scandinavian ensembles for contemporary music as Cikada, Oslo Sinfonietta, and Curious Chamber Players. Her solo repertoire includes many international commissions and more recently, a family of works exploring the violin in the company of electronics and sound objects. She has received international prizes from the Doubloug Foundation, Royal Swedish Academy of Music and the 45th Summer Courses for New Music in Darmstadt.
During 2013 Karin Hellqvist is performing at festivals such as Gaudeamus in Utrecht, Ultima in Oslo, Huddersfield, Milano Musica, the Baltic Sea Festival, Preludio21 in Rio de Janeiro, Time of Music in Viitasaari and at the Colombian Contemporary Music Circle in Bogotá.