Originally from Finland, now based in New York, songwriter and electronic music producer Karel Ullner is an ICMP alumnus enjoying great success on the other side of the pond.

Karel studied for two years in the US before joining our BA Creative Musicianship programme as a guitar student.

Since completing his studies he’s now back in New York and taking on Billboard’s dance charts with his EDM and electronic pop.

His track, ‘We Get High’ , hit number four back in 2017 and he’s recently broken the top 20 as one half of duo, Karel & XoJani, with their new release ‘Dancing’.

The publication has recently celebrated the pair as Billboard Upstarts. Commenting on how his studies at ICMP shaped him and his music, Karel said:

My time at ICMP was a life changing experience. ICMP created an environment with room for me to think about what I was learning about music and all the ways I could apply these new learnings. It was also great to meet so many students from around the world with different perspectives as people and musicians. It helped me think outside the box in many different ways." 

Read our full interview with Karel and listen to 'Dancing':  

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