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Rosanne Philippens

ROSANNE PHILIPPENS 

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'Rosanne Philippens’s brilliantly focused, expressive sound is . . . an absolute joy from start to finish'

Elinor Cooper, BBC Music.

Rosanne's open and communicative style of performance won her first prizes at competitions including the Dutch National Violin Competition (Amsterdam Concertgebouw 2009) and the Freiburg International Violin Competition (2014).

She started to play violin at the age of three and studied later with the famous violin pedagogue Coosje Wijzenbeek, continuing her studies with Vera Beths at the Royal Conservatory in The Haag, and with Ulf Wallin in Berlin. 

She has a great love for chamber music and appears regularly with musicians such as Nicolas Altstaedt, Vilde Frang, Julien Quentin, Torleif Thedéen, István Várdai, Víkingur Ólafsson, Guy Braunstein, Amihai Grosz and other fine musicians all over Europe.

As a soloist she has performed with orchestras including the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, the Philharmonisches Orchester Stuttgart, the Barcelona Symphony Orchestra and the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, and regularly performs at the Concertgebouw Amsterdam, the Berliner Philharmoniker and other prestigious venues.

The 2017-18 season includes performances with the Dutch Radio Philharmonic Orchestra in the famous Saturday Matinee Series in the Concertgebouw, with the Amsterdam Sinfonietta, the Sinfonie Orchester Sankt Gallen, the Joensuu Chamber Orchestra, the Orchestre International de Genève and at festivals in Iceland, France, Israel, Germany and The Netherlands. And for 2018-19 concerts are scheduled with the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra and the Residentie Orchestra The Hague.

But she also likes performing in more laid-back settings – specifically an old Amsterdam antique shop where she hosted her own concert series called ‘The Amsterdam Salon’ featuring musician friends from all over the world and a late night artist-jam session.  

'My aim in a concert hall (or in any other place where music is heard),' she says, 'is to arouse feelings of togetherness. This is what makes music so essential: that wordless power of expression that brings people together.'

She has released four albums: Rosanne Philippens Plays Prokofiev (with Julien Quentin); Dedications – Fauré, Saint-Saëns, Ysaye, Chausson, Kreisler (with Julien Quentin); Rosanne Philippens plays Szymanowski; and Myth.

On the personal recommendation of Janine Jansen, Rosanne plays the ‘Barrere’ Stradivarius from the Elise Mathilde Foundation, the violin that Janine Jansen played for fifteen years.