The Jan Wallander prize 2019

Jan Wallanderpriset instrument

Handelsbanken and the Royal College of Music in Stockholm (KMH), welcomes applications for the Jan Wallander Prize! 

Musicians express themselves through their instruments. First class instruments mean that musicians can hone their expressive skills – the instrument responds sensitively to the finest impulses and, with the beauty of its tone, contributes to the richness of expression.

The very finest instruments are exclusive works of handicraft art, while the same time being exquisite working items – and there are only a limited number of them. Therefore, the likelihood of a young, very talented music student being able to play one of the very finest instruments is tiny.

For this reason, Handelsbanken has founded a prize in co-operation with the Royal College of Music in Stockholm – the Jan Wallander Prize. The prize winner is chosen by an international jury and will have the loan of an exceedingly high-class instrument. The prize is awarded in mid March every year, and the 2018 award ceremony took place on 22 March.

Terms and application form for the Jan Wallander prize 2019 will be published on this page during October/November 2018.