Carl Vallin – winner 2019

Carl has been a concert master in the Västra Götaland Youth Symphony Orchestra and founded the string ensemble Skallsjö Summer Orchestra which he leads and runs since 2013.
In 2014-17, Carl Vallin studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London for Professor Simon Fischer. During that period he participated in productions including the London Symphony Orchestra and the London Mozart Players, and played under conductors such as Simon Rattle.

He is now completing the last semester of his master’s studies for Professor Per Enoksson at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm / Edsberg Manor. Carl has since the spring of 2018 been employed at the Royal Swedish Orchestra, where he has recently been offered a one-year probationary period as alternating first concert master.

Prize citation

The winner of the Jan Wallander Prize 2019 possesses personal and imaginative playing paired with a glorious virtuosity and strong stage presence.

Handelsbanken has established a music prize in collaboration with the Royal College of Music

Jan Wallanderpriset instrument

This is the Jan Wallander Prize, which is awarded annually to one of Sweden’s leading music students at one of the country’s music colleges. In addition to the honour, the award winner will be able to use an exceedingly high-class instrument for a number of years.

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.

Through the Jan Wallander Prize we hope to give more young people the opportunity to use and make the most of a first class instrument for a number of years. The prize winner will be chosen by an international jury.