The Swedish violinist Ulf Wallin studied at the Royal Academy of Music in Stockholm with Prof. Sven Karpe and later at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna with Wolfgang Schneiderhan.
Ulf Wallin dedicates himself to solo and chamber music literature with the same dedication. Concert tours have taken him throughout Asia, Europe and the USA, with conductors such as Jesús López Cobos, Manfred Honeck, Paavo Järvi, Andrew Manze, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Walter Weller and Franz Welser-Möst. Chamber music partners include Bruno Canino, Barbara Hendricks, Heinz Holliger, Roland Pöntinen and András Schiff.
Ulf Wallin is a regular guest at internationally renowned festivals such as the Lucerne Festival, Berliner Festwochen, Musiktage Mondsee, Schubertiade Feldkirch, Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival, Festival Pablo Casals de Prades and Marlboro Music Festival.
He has performed on important concert stages such as the Berlin Philharmonic, La Scala di Milano, Théatre des Champs-Elysées Paris, Wigmore Hall and the Vienna Musikverein.
His keen interest in contemporary music has led him to work closely with major composers such as Anders Eliasson, Alfred Schnittke and Rodion Shchedrin.
He has made numerous recordings for radio and television. His productions, with over 50 CD recordings (BIS, cpo, EMI and BMG), have received great recognition and attention in the international media.
Ulf Wallin is professor at the Hochschule für Musik “Hanns Eisler” in Berlin and visiting professor at the Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst in Vienna. He is a member of the jury of important competitions such as the ARD International Music Competition in Munich and the Fritz Kreisler International Violin Competition in Vienna.
In 2013 he was awarded the Robert Schumann Prize of the city of Zwickau. In 2014 he was appointed a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Music.
Ulf Wallin plays a violin by the Venetian master Domenico Montagnana from 1746.