Soloists » Vilhelm Helander, violin

Born in 1992 in Malmö, Vilhelm Helander began playing the violin with Nina Balabina at Lilla Akademien when he was six years old, changing to the viola later in his school career. His orchestral experience includes principal violist of the Nordic Youth Orchestra and principal violist for various orchestral projects at Lilla Akademien conducted by Mark Tatlow. He was co-principal violist of the Swedish National Youth Orchestra, for the 2012 tour to the USA conducted by Tonu Kaljuste, which included performances in Chicago, Washington and the Carnegie Hall, New York. He currently studies viola at Kungliga Musikhögskolan with Henrik Frendin.