As one of the youngest violinists ever, Christian Svarfvar was accepted to the Stockholm Royal Academy and subsequently continued his studies in New York at Julliard. After graduating with top honors, Christian was appointed “Rising Star” by the ECHO Organization, which led to concerts over the world; Musikverein, The Concertgebouw, Cité de la Musique, Palais des beaux Arts, Carnegie Hall, Kölner Philharmonie, Seoul Art Center, Tchaikovsky Hall and many others. This became the start of Christian Svarfvar’s international solo career as a concert violinist.
Christian has performed with the Swedish symphony and chamber orchestras including Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, The Royal Stockholm Philharmonic, the symphony orchestras of Malmö, Helsingborg and Norrköping, Stockholm Sinfonietta, Swedish Chamber Orchestra, Musica Vitae, among others. In 2016, Svarfvar played with Simón Bolivar Orchestra in Venezuela.
The Swedish violinist is a devoted chamber music player and has performed with Janine Jansen, Martin Fröst, Julian Rachlin, Frans Helmersson, Tabea Zimmerman, Clemens Hagen and Maxim Rysanov, among many others. In addition to traditional repertoire, Svarfvar has an extraordinary experience in the field of contemporary music including close collaborations with composers like Howard Shore, Steve Reich, Kaija Saariaho, Anders Eliasson, Anders Hillborg and Jesper Nordin, and has worked with conductors Hannu Lintu, Jorma Panula, Vasily Sinaisky, Douglas Boyd, Brett Dean, Joana Carneiro, Stefan Solyom, Eugene Tzigane, Howard Shore, Lawrence Renes, Manuel Lopez Gomez and Christopher Warren-Green.
Christian plays a Stradivarius (1709), with kind courtesy of Järnåker Foundation, and a violin crafted by Peter Westerlund 2015.