EMCY

Isabelle Kruithof

All prize winners
First Prize
2018
Nationality: Luxembourgish
Instrument: Violin
Date of birth 2001/11/12

At the age of 4, Isabelle began studying violin with her mother, Sofie Wemeersch, at the “Conservatoire du Nord”. In this school she obtained several diplomas with the highest qualification for violin, piano, chamber music and music theory.

In 2010 Isabelle won the first prize at the “Concours Artistic Epinal” (France) and in 2012, 2014 and 2018 she got the gold medal with “Prix de Sacem” at the Competition “Concours pour Jeunes Solistes” in Luxembourg. In 2019, Isabelle was the winner in her age category of the International String Competition in Cremona, where she received the “Price of best sonata” and the “Price of best Bach”.

Isabelle participated in several masterclasses with Pierre Amoyal, Daniel Hope, Kurt Sassmnshaus, Boris Garlitsky, Gordan Nicolic and Zakhar Bron.

From november 2015 until august 2017, she studied at the Amsterdam Conservatory with Coosje Wijzenbeek. At this time, Isabelle performed in many concerts with the string ensemble ”Fancy Fiddlers”, conducted by Coosje Wijzenbeek. She also took part in a TV performance with Janine Jansen and a concert in the „Concertgebouw“ of Amsterdam.

In 2017/2018 Isabelle continued her study at the “Hochschule für Musik Saar” in Saarbrücken(Germany) with David Grimal.

Starting in September 2019, Isabelle studies in Berlin at the “University of Arts” with Mark Gothoni.

Masterclasses are financially supported by “The National Cultural Luxemburg Foundation”. Isabelle is member of the International Music academy of Liechtenstein.

If you are interested in working with Isabelle, please get in touch with the EMCY Office.

Repertoire

Solo

J. S. Bach, Partita 2 (BWV 1004), Partita 3 (BWV 1006) and Sonata 1(BWV 1001), Adagio and Presto
N. Paganini, Caprices Nos. 10, 13, 20, 22 and 24 (Op. 1)
H. Wieniawski, Caprices Nos. 2, 3 and 4 (Op. 18)
E. Ysaÿe , Solo Sonata Nos. 3 and 4 (Op. 27)

With Piano

A. Bazzini, „Dance of the goblins“ (Op. 25)
L. v. Beethoven, Violin Sonata Nos. 4
J. Brahms, Violin Sonata Nos. 2
C. Debussy, Violin Sonata
E. Grieg, Violin Sonate Nos 2
W. A. Mozart, Violin Sonata in G Major (KV 301)
S. Prokofiev, Grand Waltz from Cinderella (Op. 87)
C. Saint-Saëns, Havanaise (Op. 83) and Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso (Op.28)
P. de Sarasate, Zigeunerweisen (Op.20) and Introduction and Tarantella (Op.43)
F. Schubert, Sonatine Nos. 2 and 3
G. Tartini, Violin Sonata in G minor („Devil’s Trill Sonata)
P. Tchaikovsky, Valse-Scherzo (Op. 34)
H. Vieuxtemps, Rondino No. 2 (Op. 32)
H. Wieniawski, Polonaise brilliante in A Major (Op. 21)

With Orchestra

M. Bruch, Violin Concerto in G minor
B. Mendelssohn, Violin Concerto in E minor
A. Glazunov, Violin Concerto in A minor
W. A. Mozart, Violin Concerto Nos 3 and 4
S. Prokofiev, Violin Concerto Nos. 1
F. Schubert, Rondo in A Major (D. 438)

Chamber music

E. Grieg, Holbergsuite for string orchestra
G. F. Händel/ J. Halvorsen, Passacaglia for violin and cello
J. Haydn, String quartet in H minor (Op.33,n°1)
W. A. Mozart, String quartet in C (KV 465)
F. Schubert, Sting quartet in D Minor „Der Tod und das Mädchen“
P. Tchaikovsky, Sextet „Souvenir de Florence“ (Op.70)

Video

Ysaye Violin Solo Sonata Op,27 nr 4 Isabelle Kruithof