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The Swedish violinist Ulf Wallin studied at the Royal Music Academy in Stockholm with Prof. Sven Karpe and later at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna with Wolfgang Schneiderhan.
Ulf Wallin devotes himself to both solo and chamber music literature with the same devotion. Concert tours have taken him across Asia, Europe and the USA, where he has played under conductors such as Jesús López Cobos, Manfred Honeck, Paavo Järvi, Andrew Manze, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Walter Weller and Franz Welser-Möst. Chamber music partner of Bruno Canino, Barbara Hendricks, Heinz Holliger, Roland Pöntinen and András Schiff, among others.
Ulf Wallin is a regular guest at internationally renowned festivals such as the Lucerne Festival, Berliner Festwochen, the Mondsee Music Days, the Schubertiade Feldkirch, the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival, the Pablo Casals de Prades Festival and the Marlboro Music Festival. He has appeared on important concert stages such as the Berlin Philharmonic, La Scala di Milano, Théatre des Champs-Elysées Paris, Wigmore Hall, and the Wiener Musikverein.
His keen interest in contemporary music has led to close collaboration with important composers such as Anders Eliasson, Alfred Schnittke and Rodion Shchedrin. He has made numerous recordings for radio and television. His productions with over 50 CD recordings (BIS, cpo, EMI and BMG) have received great recognition and attention in the international media.
Ulf Wallin is professor at the Hanns Eisler University of Music in Berlin and visiting professor at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna. He is a member of the jury of important competitions such as the ARD International Music Competition in Munich, the Joseph Joachim International Violin Competition in Hanover and the Fritz Kreisler International Violin Competition in Vienna.
In 2013 he was awarded the Robert Schumann Prize of the City of Zwickau. In 2014 he was appointed a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Music.Ulf Wallin plays a violin made by the Venetian master Domenico Montagnana in 1746.