Emerging Dutch violinist Hawijch Elders is considered one of the most interesting young musicians of our time.
Since October 2022, she has been Artist in Residence at the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel in Brussels, Belgium, where she studies with Augustin Dumay.
Most recently, Hawijch received the First Prize at the Leonid Kogan International Competition for Young Violinists 2021. Other accomplishments include the Second Prize and special prizes at the 2021 Odessa International Violin Competition.
She is a laureate of the Dutch Classical Talent season 2021/2022 and was a semifinalist in the Sibelius and the Wieniawski International Violin Competitions in 2022. Previously, she received prizes at the 7th ‘Premio Rodolfo Lipizer International Violin Competition 2018, the Netherlands National Violin Competition ‘Oskar Back’ 2018, and she is a laureate of the 3rd Oleh Krysa International Violin Competition 2019. The Dutch Kersjes Foundation awarded her the Kersjes Vioolbeurs 2019 at the Royal Concertgebouw Amsterdam.
Hawijch’s most important musical influence is Ilya Grubert, with whom she has studied since 2016. Under his tutelage, she completed her bachelor’s and master’s degrees at the Amsterdam Conservatory with the highest honors. Previously, she studied with Benzion Shamir and participated in masterclasses with Ivry Gitlis, Shlomo Mintz, and Pierre Amoyal.
As soloist, she has performed the concerti of Beethoven, Sibelius, Britten, Dvořák, and Tchaikovsky with the Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra, Real Filharmonía de Galicia, Orquestra Clássica da Madeira, Amadeus Chamber Orchestra of Polish Radio, and the Odessa Philharmonic Orchestra, among others
Her chamber music partners include Valeriy Sokolov, Quirine Viersen, and Maria Milstein.
Hawijch plays a violin by Gennaro Gagliano (Naples, ca. 1755) and a bow by Jean Pierre Marie Persoit (19th century), kindly on loan from the Dutch Musical Instruments Foundation.
For pura musica, Hawijch Elders offers a program dedicated to the works of European female composers through the centuries.
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