Malin began playing the violin at the age of five in her native town of Kungsbacka, Sweden. In 1997, she began her Advanced Instrumental Studies at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama in London, having won a scholarship to study with David Takeno. She graduated in 2001 with a Masters degree in Chamber Music. Representing Sweden, Malin was a prizewinner at the 1994 Eurovision Broadcasting Union Competition in Warsaw, broadcast throughout Europe. In the same year, she gained the First Prize and the Audience Prize in the Washington International Competition for Strings, Washington DC. In 1996, she was Second Prizewinner in the Carl Nielsen International Violin Competition in Odense, Denmark.
Malin has performed as a soloist with many orchestras, including the Gothenburg Symphony, Copenhagen Philharmonic, BBC Scottish Symphony, Academy of St Martin-in-the Fields and the Swedish Radio Orchestra, working with conductors such as Heinrich Schiff, Neeme Järvi and Andrew Manze. Malin is a founding member of the Kungsbacka Piano Trio, which was selected in 2000 for the BBC New Generation Artists Scheme.
As a chamber musician, Malin has also given recitals in Washington DC, Ostrava, Copenhagen and has performed at the Edinburgh International Festival with the Leopold String Trio and in London's Queen Elizabeth Hall with the Belcea Quartet. She has also performed as a violist on BBC Radio 3, Swedish Radio and at the Båstad Festival and London's Wigmore Hall and Queen Elizabeth Hall. From 2004 to 2010 she was a member of The Nash Ensemble and made her debut at the BBC Proms.
From 1999 to 2007, Malin was a member of the teaching staff at the Gothenburg Academy of Music and Drama, where she placed particular emphasis on the ergonomics of string playing. Currently she is Professor of Viola at Edsberg Institute of Music in Stockholm. In 2008, she was appointed leader of the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra. She has also been invited to guest lead Mahler Chamber Orchestra and Chamber Orchestra of Europe.
Malin was presented in 2002 with the Halland Academy's Award for Outstanding Cultural Achievement. In 2008, she was elected a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Music. She plays a 1748 G. Gagliano violin, generously loaned by the Järnåker Foundation.
Alphabetical listing of all musical works
|Capriccio, Op 85 (Strauss)|
|Piano Quintet in G minor, Op 1 (Coleridge-Taylor)|
|String Quintet in B flat major, K174 (Mozart)|
|String Quintet in C major, K515 (Mozart)|
|String Quintet in C major, Op 29 (Beethoven)|
|String Quintet in C minor, K406 (Mozart)|
|String Quintet in C minor, Op 104 (Beethoven)|
|String Quintet in D major, K593 (Mozart)|
|String Quintet in E flat major, K614 (Mozart)|
|String Quintet in E flat major, Op 4 (Beethoven)|
|String Quintet in G minor, K516 (Mozart)|