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Charlotte Spruit

Charlotte Spruit
  • 2000 (Netherlands)
  • Started her violin lessons at the age of four with Coosje Wijzenbeek. She studied at the Guildhall School of Music with David Takeno, and with Ying Xue at the Royal Academy of Music. She is currently completing her master’s degree at the Royal Academy of Music with Rachel Podger, Pavlo Beznosiuk and Ying Xue
  • Took part in master classes with Shunske Sato, Robert Levin and Liza Ferschtman, among others
  • Has performed as a passionate chamber musician and soloist in prominent halls such as the Concertgebouw, Wigmore Hall and the Elbphilharmonie and has worked as a chamber musician with Janine Jansen, Rachel Podger, Gidon Kremer, Tabea Zimmermann, Lawrence Power and Christian Tetzlaff, among others
  • Performed as a soloist with many orchestras, including the Residentie Orkest Den Haag, the Radio Philharmonic Orchestra, the Pauliner Barockensemble and Ensemble Esperanza
  • In 2022 won first prize as well as the public prize and the Genuin Classics prize at the Leipzig International Johann Sebastian Bach Competition. She is also a laureate of other competitions, such as the Kloster Schöntal International Violin Competition, Concours International Arthur Grumiaux and the Oskar Back Competition.
  • Received the Anton Kersjes Violin Prize in 2020
  • Collaborated with artist Jérémie Queyras and created performances in which she combined painting and music. Together they won first prize at the Goodmesh Competition in 2022
  • Plays an 18th-century anonymous Italian violin, on loan from the National Musical Instruments Fund (NMF)