The Swedish cellist Karolina Öhman performs internationally with a diverse repertoire. Tours and festival appearances have taken Karolina to numerous countries across Europe and Asia. She is especially committed to the performance of contemporary music and has premiered numerous solo, chamber music and ensemble works. Karolina has appeared as a soloist with the Basel Symphony Orchestra, WDR Sinfonieorchester, Meiningen Court Orchestra, Basel Sinfonietta, Camerata Zürich, Kammerphilharmonie Graubünden and the Ensemble Namascae among others.
Being a devoted chamber musician, Karolina is a member of several ensembles including Mondrian Ensemble Basel, ensemble neuverBand Basel, Trio SÆITENWIND and the Curious Chamber Players Stockholm. She also performs as principal cellist of the Kammerphilharmonie Graubünden. In 2008, Karolina founded the cello and percussion duo UmeDuo, together with her sister Erika. The duo appears regularly in renowned concert halls and Festivals throughout Europe.
Karolina has won several awards including the Swiss Music Prize with the Mondrian Ensemble in 2018 and the 1st prize at the prestigious Concours Nicati in Bern.
Karolina studied with Torleif Thedéen, Thomas Demenga and Thomas Grossenbacher and graduated with both a soloist diploma from the Zürich University of the Arts in Switzerland.