Eline Liselotte van Dijk (2010) has been playing the violin since she was four and started her lessons with Johannes Lievaart. At the age of seven she was admitted to the Sweelinck academy for young talent at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam and was taught by Coosje Wijzenbeek, where she played in the Fancy Fiddlers Ensemble. In 2020 she continued her studies at the Academy for Musical Talent (AMT) with Chris Duindam, who is affiliated with the HKU Utrecht Conservatory and plays in the Cugnon Junior Ensemble. Besides the violin, she plays the piano and likes to sing. She followed masterclasses with Nadia Wijzenbeek, Lisa Jakobs, Tim Kliphuis, Maria Milstein, Kees Hülsmann, Sonja van Beek, Dorota Siuda e.o. She participated in various international courses where she was taught by Andrey Baranov, Miquel Negri, Charles Watt, Daniel Llewellyn Roberts, Manuel Zigante and others.

At the age of seven she won the 1st prize and audience prize Florence Concours 2017 and 1st prize Princess Christina Concours 2018 age 4-8 years. At the age of ten she played in the finals of the Concertgebouw competition Amsterdam 2021 and won 1st prize Princess Christina Competition 2021 age 9-12 years. A year later she won 2nd prize Dutch Violin Competition 2022, 1st prize Britten Competition 2022 and 2nd prize Holland Got Talent 2022. At the age of 12 she won 1st prize Princess Christina Competition South Region 2023 and was then in the semi-finals nationally. She also won the Grand first price Manhattan International Music Competition 2023 New York, the Grand first price String Competition Online 2023, Platinum Award Best Classical Musicians Award Season 3 2023 and the Outstanding Laureate and special Price Word’s best Musicians Competition 2023. She was also nominated for the Bunschoter Younger Talent Prize 2023. She performed on various stages such as Tivoli Vredenburg and was allowed to perform solo in the main hall of the Amsterdam Concertgebouw when she was seven and eight and when she was twelve she gave a winners recital in Carnegie Hall New York during the winners Gala of the Manhattan Music Competition. Eline could be seen and heard at several National television and programmes and stages: RTV Utrecht, Podium Witteman NPO2, Avro tros Muziekgala 2021, Winners concert with Britten Youth String Orchestra 2022, Finalist Holland got talent 2022, Soloist children’s princess canals concert 2022 with Youth Orchestra Netherlands, Radio 4 NPO, soloist National Children’s Memorial 2023 (see 070online) with Fanfare Korps Nationale Reserve, solo performance recital Grachtenfestival 2023, solo EarBites NPO classical, Soloist Maritiem Concert 2023 with Sinfonia Rotterdam 2023. 

“Violin is my passion! I can express my fantasy and emotions in music and I love to perform. I got to work with many inspiring people and receive great prizes. This motivates me to continue and I get the opportunity to perform in great places and develop towards a goal. My ambition is to play worldwide as a soloist and to let as many people as possible enjoy the violin music and take it into the story I tell.”

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