Karl Nyhlin, born in Umeå, northern Sweden, in 1974, studied lute and continuo playing in Stockholm and Malmö. He was subsequently awarded several major scholarships, including a Fulbright, to travel to America and study with Nigel North at IU Bloomington, Indiana, where he completed his studies in 2002.
Today, Karl Nyhlin is referred to as one of the world’s leading lute players of his generation. Based in Stockholm, he works regularly with distinguished early music ensembles across Europe, and has performed in over 35 countries on six continents. He also frequently performs at opera houses such as those in Stockholm (Drottningholm and the Royal Opera), Oslo and Vienna. Karl Nyhlin is represented on numerous recordings as an ensemble musician, and has released two critically acclaimed solo CDs.