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Lidewij van der Voort

Lidewij van der Voort

Lidewij van der Voort studied modern violin with Johannes Leertouwer at the Sweelinck Conservatorium in Amsterdam, followed by baroque violin at the Conservatoire Royal in Brussels.
In addition she took courses and master classes with Enrico Gatti, John Holloway, Stanley Ritchie, Reinhard Goebel, Roy Goodman and Andrew Manze.

Lidewij is intensely involved in chamber music, predominantly 17th and 18th century violin reportoire. She performs in a number of national and international formations, like string quartets, duos with harpsichord and violin but as solo violinist, too. Lidewij won several prestigious prizes and awards, including the 2000 Ancient Music Competitions in Bruges and Rovereto.

Lidewij works as concert master for The Netherlands Bach Society, the European Union Baroque Orchestra, the Academy of Ancient Music, the New Dutch Academy (Edison 2004) and the Belgium ensemble B’rock. With three colleagues she founded the Holland Baroque Society in 2005. An ensemble, based in Utrecht and working with a range of artistic leaders, creating eight programmes per year. These four musicians provide the artistic blueprint and the organisation of the ensemble’s repertoire. With the Holland Baroque Society, Lidewij has recently won the Kersjes prize and the VSCD Classical Music prize 2008. The Dutch Performing Arts Fund recently awarded the HBS a multi-year subsidy and foresaw a future as an international top ensemble.

Lidewij is a much sought-after violinist with Anima Eterna, Les Musiciens du Louvre, Musica Antiqua Köln en The King’s Consort.





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