Karl Nyhlin is well established as one of the leading lute players of Scandinavia. With a repertoire covering a wide range of plucked instruments from the renaissance through to the romantic era, he is much in demand internationally both as a soloist and ensemble musician.
Karl Nyhlin (1974, Umeå, northern Sweden) began his musical studies at an early age, receiving tuition in both his home town and in Edinburgh, Scotland, where he also spent time throughout his childhood years. After initial studies on violin, cello, and electric guitar, Karl studied the lute in Stockholm, followed by postgraduate studies in Malmö. He was subsequently awarded several major scholarships, including a Fulbright, to travel to America and work with Nigel North at Bloomington, Indiana, where he completed his studies in 2002.
Based in Stockholm, Karl is in great demand across Europe, as both a soloist and continuo player on various lutes, theorbos and early guitars. He has performed in over 35 countries on six continents, and works regularly with orchestras across Europe, such as the Orchestra of The Drottningholm Theatre, The New Dutch Academy, B’Rock (Belgium), Concerto Copenhagen, The Finnish Baroque Orchestra, Rebaroque (Stockholm), and award-winning Latin American-baroque specialists Ensemble Villancico. He is represented on numerous recordings as an orchestral and chamber musician, and has made two critically acclaimed solo CD’s.