Hawijch Elders is an upcoming Dutch violinist.

“She showed her commitment to music with exceptional talent”

Most recently, Hawijch received the First Prize at the Leonid Kogan International Competition for Young Violinists 2021. Other accomplishments include the Second Prize and special prizes at the 2021 Odessa International Violin Competition. She is a laureate of the Dutch Classical Talent season 2021/2022.

Previously, she received prizes at the 7thPremio Rodolfo Lipizer’ International Violin Competition 2018, the Netherlands National Violin Competition ‘Oskar Back’ 2018, and she is a laureate of the 3rd Oleh Krysa International Violin Competition 2019. The Kersjes Foundation awarded her the Kersjes Vioolbeurs 2019 at the Royal Concertgebouw Amsterdam.

Hawijch Elders studies with Ilya Grubert at the Conservatory of Amsterdam since 2016, previously with Benzion Shamir. Hawijch participated in masterclasses with Ivry Gitlis, Shlomo Mintz, Pierre Amoyal.

She performed as soloist the concerti of Beethoven, Sibelius, Britten, Dvořák, Tchaikovsky with amongst others the Real Filharmonía de Galicia, Orquestra Clássica da Madeira, The Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra.

Hawijch plays a violin by Gennaro Gagliano (Napels, ca. 1755) and a bow by Jean Pierre Marie Persoit (19th century), kindly on loan from the Dutch Musical Instruments Foundation. The violin is part of the ‘collection Willem G. Vogelaar’.


Hawijch Elders biography (English PDF)

Hawijch Elders biography (Dutch PDF)