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Impressive performance by violinist Hawijch Elders (19) at the Havenkom concert

Omroep Flevoland, 2.9.2018


Hawijch Elders, just 19 years old, holds great promise among Dutch violin soloists.

Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra, August 2018


Hawijch Elders, at 19 the youngest of the finalists, won the Second Prize and her sparkling play made her the surprise of the evening, as far as I and the audience were concerned. Highly talented, full of spirit and spontaneity, musically gifted and not hindered by nerves or any doubts, she played the Dvorak Violin concerto full of inspiration and straight from her heart.

Wenneke Savenije, De Nieuwe Muze, 21.1.2018

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Kersjes Vioolbeurs 2019

The Kersjes Vioolbeurs 2019 has been awarded to Hawijch Elders. This scholarship of the prestigious Kersjes Fonds is awarded annually to an outstanding young talented Dutch violinist (or violinist living in the Netherlands), enabling to study abroad.

Quote from the jury report: “Hawijch is a natural violin talent; her smooth play and intense musicality make her a young, highly promising violinist of the highest category.”


37th ‘Premio Rodolfo Lipizer’ International Violin Competition

Hawijch Elders received the second prize at the 37th ‘Premio Rodolfo Lipizer’ International Violin Competition, where she performed the Britten Violin Concerto and the first movement of the Sibelius Violin Concerto in the Finals on Saturday 15th of September 2018. Besides, she was also awarded for three special prizes: the prize for best performance of a Sivori etude, the prize for most talented young violinist and the prize for best performance of a 20th century sonata.