Carl Vallin – winner 2019

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.

Owing to the current spread of the covid-19 virus, it was not possible to hold the planned award ceremony for the 2020 winner of the Jan Wallander Prize, Fred Lindberg. The award ceremony will instead take place in 2021, with the date being announced in due course.

Prize citation

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

Carl Vallin. 2019 års Jan Wallanderpristagare.
Jan Wallanderpriset instrument 2019

This year’s instrument is a fine 18th century example by the master Nicola Gagliano, from Naples. The violin is a Gagliano original in terms of all its essential parts, such as the top plate, the back plate, the ribs, scroll and varnish.

The instrument has a fictitious label with the following text: Ferdinandus Gagliano Filius Nicolai fecit Neap. 1766