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Karin Olli-Nilsson

Karin Olli-Nilsson

is @sweden 2018-05-21 to 2018-05-28

Hello hej! I’m Karin @karinonilsson, a 35-year-old Swedish journalist residing in Stockholm. I previously lived, worked and studied in England for nearly eight years – and I’ve got the accent to prove it!

A former classical musician, photographer, DJ and Brighton party princess, I now specialise in reporting on Sweden’s news in English.

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Latest tweets

Latest tweets from this week's Curator of Sweden – Karin Olli-Nilsson

@sweden May 25, 2018, 7:45 a.m.

Here you go: Sweden’s National Anthem, played on the recorder by Sweden/@karinonilsson. 💥 🇸🇪 🔊SOUND ➡️ON! 🎶 (Cred…

@sweden May 25, 2018, 7:40 a.m.

Good morning, Twitter! After all that talk about music last night, would you be interested in watching a video of m…

@sweden May 24, 2018, 11:52 p.m.

@claes_hansson @neiby Mate. I did not mean to offend Gothenburg in any way – I have plenty of good friends who live…

@sweden May 24, 2018, 10:43 p.m.

Okay, think I'll stop here for tonight – before my music tweets get out of hand.

@sweden May 24, 2018, 10:26 p.m.

@sharkvstiger Aww! 🙁 Try searching for YouTube videos? Or find a good tutor! 😊

@sweden May 24, 2018, 10:23 p.m.

@sharkvstiger Ever tried making a sound blowing into a bottle? Just like that!

@sweden May 24, 2018, 10:21 p.m.

This is my favourite sound in the world. Always sends shivers down my spine; always makes me wish I was up there on…

@sweden May 24, 2018, 10:17 p.m.

I haven’t had an oboe for many years now, but I still have a flute and a couple of recorders! I love playing every…

@sweden May 24, 2018, 10:17 p.m.

After I graduated from high school, I briefly went to the Music Conservatoire in Borlänge’s neighbouring town Falun…

@sweden May 24, 2018, 10:12 p.m.

Okay, I missed some musicians from Borlänge, apparently! 😃

@sweden May 24, 2018, 9:59 p.m.

Here you go! A recipe for Swedish cinnamon buns.

@sweden May 24, 2018, 9:42 p.m.

I was in a marching band, Borlänge Skolors Musikkår, and in 2001 we won the Swedish Youth Tattoo Championship. We g…

@sweden May 24, 2018, 9:41 p.m.

Okay, you've all come up with some pretty good guesses, but they come nowhere near the answer...

@sweden May 24, 2018, 9:39 p.m.

@vivocalle Yes, very sad. I was never taught by him personally, but I know many who were. 😔

@sweden May 24, 2018, 9:37 p.m.


@sweden May 24, 2018, 9:35 p.m.

Could've been! I make good cinnamon buns, if I may say so myself. But nope!

@sweden May 24, 2018, 9:35 p.m.

Ooh, that's a good guess! But nope.