Emma Roijackers

 Violin

Emma has established herself as an active chamber musician, soloist and orchestral player, performing in the best halls of The Netherlands including The Concertgebouw (broadcast live on national radio) and all over Europe. Emma regularly collaborates with some of Holland's most famous musicians including Maria Milstein, Caspar Vos, Lisa Jacobs, Michael Zemtsov. She has also been invited to play at several renowned international chamber music festivals, such as the International Chamber Music Festival in Utrecht in Holland, the Francigena International Arts Festival and the Festival Internazionale di Musica (Portogruaro) in Italy, and the Festival Internacional De Música De Marvão in Portugal. 

During the 2021-2022 season Emma will be giving a variety of chamber music concerts, recitals concerts and concertmaster appearances including concerts in Germany, Hungary, Corsica, Portugal and Switzerland and Emma will be returning to the major halls in The Netherlands. She will also appear as a soloists in works by Beethoven and Bruch. She has been given full financial support to create her very own education concert series, which she will develop and perform in schools all over the Netherlands this season. 

Emma has received a number of awards including the ‘Laberté Hoedemaker  at the Peter de Groote Festival and she received numerous prizes at the National Prinses Chrsitina Competition. She has also been accepted as one of the twelve participants to Crans- Montana Classics in Switzerland, with artistic director renowned violinist Schlomo Mintz. Recent concerto appearances have included performances of works by Brahms, Bach, Mozart and Vasks.

Emma was concertmaster of the ensemble ‘The String Soloists’ where she has also appeared as a soloist. Their most recent CD was praised by BBC Music Magazine as being ‘Crisp clean playing’ and by Musicweb International ‘Style and sensitivity meets the exquisite and sophisticated’. Since this year She plays with the Cologne chamber orchestra as second concertmaster.  Emma is regularly asked to play with the Amsterdam Sinfonietta, the Residence Orchestra The Hague, The Noord Nederlands Orchestra and the Philharmonic Orchestra of the Netherlands.

Emma’s studies began at the junior department at the Conservatory of Amsterdam. Emma continued her studies at the Conservatory of Amsterdam under Prof. Ilya Grubert and graduated with the highest mark “10”. She then received full funding from the Netherlands to continue her studies with Lukas Hagen in Salzburg where she is currently finishing her post-graduate diploma. Additional inspiration has come from lessons and masterclasses by world famous violinists and musicians such as Christoph Poppen, Leonidas Kavakos, Gerhard Schultz, Schlomo Mintz, Schmuel Ashkenasi, Zakhar Bron, Ray Chen and Jaap van Zweden.

Emma plays on a violin built by Giovanni Grancino (1700-1705, Milan), generously given to her on extended loan by an anonymous benefactor. 

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