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Fred Lindberg – Winner 2020

Fred Lindberg started playing cello as a seven year old. Today he is studyng at advanced post-secondary level at KMH/ Edsberg Manor with Jakob Koranyi, professor of cello, as his head teacher. He has previously studied the mentorship program Classe d ‘Excellence de Violoncelle in Paris under the leadership of world cellist Gautier Capuçon and participated in several master classes abroad, for Steven Isserlis, Gary Hoffman, Frans Helmerson, Anner Bylsma, Jerome Pernoo and others.

Fred has performed several times as a solo artist, including with Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra and L’Orchestre du Conservatoire de Paris, and has also performed at major concert venues such as Carnegie Hall in New York, Muziekgebouw in Amsterdam, Admiral Palace in Berlin and the Chicago Symphony Center.

Fred Lindberg - vinnare 2020
Prize citation

With dazzling virtuosity and imaginative interpretation, cellist Fred Lindberg is the winner of the Jan Wallander Prize 2020.

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

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.