Application – The Jan Wallander prize

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 annually at a ceremony at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm.

The call is for you that the autumn term of 2023 is a registered student at one of Sweden’s music colleges, with double bass as the main instrument and specialization in jazz.

The price means that for a longer period of time, however, for a maximum of eight years, you can dispose of a a double bass made in England in around 1830.

Read more about the double bass.

Application documents will be available in October/November 2023.