Hugo Löf – winner 2024

Hugo Löf – winner 2024

Hugo Löf was born into a musical family in 2002 and grew up in Piteå. He began playing the electric bass at 10 years of age, while he has been playing the double bass ever since receiving one as a Christmas present in the 7th grade. He is currently studying the Bachelor’s Programme in Jazz at the Royal College of Music (KMH) in Stockholm and is set to graduate in the spring.

His degree thesis examines how music develops when the bass is given a more prominent role as soloist. His degree concert included performances of both self-composed material and standards from the Great American Songbook.

Prize citation

With his breathtaking virtuosity and imaginative improvisational talent, the double bassist Hugo Löf is a worthy winner of this year’s Jan Wallander Prize.

Hugo Löf - vinnare 2024 av Jan Wallander priset
2015 inköptes en kontrabas tillverkad i England c:a 1830.
Prize
A double bass made in England in around 1830.
Instrument description
  • Two-piece back plate in fine flamed maple. Ribs and scroll in the same material.
  • Two-piece top plate in medium- to broad-grained spruce. Yellow-orange varnish on a golden background.
  • Measures 42.1 cm in length of body.
  • Width of top plate, upper bout: 52.5 cm.
  • Width of top plate: lower bout: 69 cm.