Fred Lindberg – Winner 2020

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.

Prize citation

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

Fred Lindberg - vinnare 2020
Cello från slutet av 1700- inköpsår 2013

This year’s instrument is a violoncello, a fine old Italian instrument, the work of Gennaro Gagliano of Naples, whose original label it bears dated 1741.