Culture scholarships   Year: 2020  


“My goal is to inspire rather than boss around. To open doors. This is what you can do, rather than this is what you have to do.”

The violinist Carl Vallin was born in Härryda outside Gothenburg and started playing the violin when he was five years old. Today, at the age of 25, he is alternating first concertmaster in the Hovkapellet at the Royal Swedish Opera in Stockholm and, at the same time, artistic director of the Skallsjö Summer Orchestra. The orchestra, which he co-founded in 2013, has been able to perform its annual concert events despite Corona restrictions. The focus is on mutual exchange and the informal meetings between the audience and musicians.


The violinist, Carl Vallin, was born in 1995 and grew up in Härryda outside Gothenburg. He is educated in Vänersborg, London and Stockholm, and currently serves as an alternating first concert master in the Hovkapellet at the Royal Swedish Opera in Stockholm.

Carl Vallin has solid chamber music experience and was, for several years, concert master in VÄGUS, Västra Götaland’s youth orchestra. Vallin is also the artistic director of the Skallsjö Summer Orchestra, which he co-founded in 2013. Not least in this context, he can realize his visions of a musical community and a lively dialogue between the audience and musician.

For his daring drive, his musical versatility and his courage to try new ways for classical music, Carl Vallin is awarded a scholarship for 2020 from the Sten A Olsson Foundation for Research and Culture.