Frederieke Saeijs

Frederieke Saeijs has won several prizes at international violin competitions: at al. Princes Christina Concours (1995, 1998), Vriendenkrans Concours (2001), Georges Enescu International Violin Competition (Bucharest, Roumania 2003) and the Grachtenfestival Conservatorium Competition (2004). In October 2005 Frederieke has won the first Grand Prix-Academie des Beaux Arts at the International Jacques Thibaud-Marguerite Long Competition in Paris, France. Next to that she has been awarded 4 extra prizes: Prix de SAS le Prince Albert II de Monaco for the best interpretation of the contemporary work by Dupin, Prix Nicole Henriot-Schweitzer for the best interpretation of the violin concerto (Berg), Prize of the members of the Orchestre National de France and Prize of the students of the Conservatories.

Frederieke has played recitals and performs as a soloist in France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Russia, Scotland, Switzerland and the USA. As a soloist performed with the Haifa Simphony Orchestra, Netherlands Chamber Orchestra, New Japan Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestre National de France, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Flanders Symphonic Orchestra, Hagen Philharmonic Orchestra, Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra and The Hague Philharmonic, Under the batons of conductors such as Matthias Bamert, Jonathan Darlington, Anthony Hermus, Neeme Jarvi, Ion Marin, Christoph Poppen, Noam Sheriff, Vassily Sinaiski and Jaap van Zweden.

Frederieke Saeijs was born in The Netherlands and started to play the violin at age seven. In 1992 she entered the Special Class for Young Talented Musicians at the Royal Conservatory (The Hague, The Netherlands). After finishing the Gymnasium in 1998 Frederieke was fully admitted to the Royal Conservatory, where she received both the Bachelor (2002) and Master (2004) Diploma. She has had master classes with: Thomas Brandis, Detlev Hahn, Isabelle van Keulen, Herman Krebbers, Rainer Kussmaul, Jaime Laredo, Viktor Liberman, Gerhardt Schulz and David Takeno. Frederieke also studied with Mauricio Fuks at the Jacobs School of Music in Bloomington, Indiana (USA) there she received both the Performer and Artist Diploma as well as the Performer Certificate.

In April 2009, her first album will be released by NAXOS, includig sonatas for violin and piano by Ravel, Respighi and Granados, recorder with Dutch pianist Maurice Lammerts van Bueren.

Frederieke is playing on a Peter Guarnerius violin (1725), kindly lent to her by the National Instrument Foundation of The Netherlands.


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