Joris van Rijn

Joris van Rijn started his violin studies with Els Krieg at the Zwolsch Conservatory. In 1992 he studied with Jaring Walta at the KC in The Hague, where he graduated with distinction in 2000.
He continued his studies at the Juilliard School with Glenn Dicterow, (NY Philharmonic concertmaster) and Robert Mann (Juilliard Quartet). In 1999 Joris won second prize at the Oscar Back National Violin Competition.
He regularly performs as a soloist and concertmaster with the well-known Dutch symphony orchestras and has been concertmaster of the Radio Philharmonic Orchestra since 2002. As a member of the Ruysdael Quartet, Ensemble Caméléon and ROctet, Joris can regularly be heard in the Dutch chamber music world. He is the artistic director of the ZOOM! chamber music festival that takes place every June at the Veluwezoom and also of Linari Classic, Festival della Musica Classica, in Tuscany, Italy.

Filipe Fernandes

Filipe Fernandes violin Filipe Fernandes was born in Funchal and began his violin studies at the age of six with teacher Nana Khachkalyan at the “Gabinete Coordenador de Educação Artística”, later joining the Professional Instrumentalist course at the Conservatório-Escola Profissional das Artes da Madeira, Eng. .o Luíz Peter Clode, in the violin class of […]

Julija Hartig

Julija Hartig was born in Yugoslavia and received her first violin lessons at the age of 5. As a young talent she won several awards.

After her education at the Academy of Arts in Novi Sad (Yugoslavia), she was appointed as an assistant to her former teacher EA Chugaeva at the same conservatory.

Since 1994 Julija has lived in the Netherlands where she continued her education at the Rotterdam Conservatory with Ilya Grubert and graduated cum laude from the Utrecht Conservatory with Keiko Wataya.

Julija has played solo with various orchestras, such as the Radio Chamber Philharmonic, the Belgrade Radio Symphony Orchestra and the St. Georges Strings. Julija is a first violinist with the Radio Philharmonic Orchestra and is a member of several chamber music ensembles, including the Duo Hartig-Broekhans, The Hungry Gods, ROctet and Ensemble Rei. She is one of the musicians of SPLENDOR and co-founder of the collective LUDWIG.

Masha Iakovleva

The Russian violinist Masha Iakovleva was 6 years old when she received her first violin lessons. Already at the age of 18 she got a position in the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra in Norway.

A year later she decided to continue her studies in Utrecht, with Philipp Hirshhorn and Viktor Liberman.

Masha Iakovleva has played as a guest in many prominent orchestras, such as the Luzern Festival Orchester, Luzerner Sinfonieorkester, Stavanger Sinfonie Orkest, Norwegian Chamber Orchestra, Norwegian Baroque Orchestra, Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra, Netherlands Chamber Orchestra, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Flemish Philharmonic and WDR Sinfonieorchester in Cologne. Masha has been principal violinist with the Radio Philharmonic Orchestra since 1996.