Rosanne Philippens, violin
Rosanne Philippens is an extraordinary communicator, with an innate musicality and an infectiously joyful yet sincere approach to music-making. Her playing is refined, exuberant and profound, and was described by the Dutch daily paper De Telegraaf as “energetic, sensitive and flawless.” She has performed widely across the Netherlands in all major halls and series both as soloist, conductor and chamber musician and is now increasingly in demand internationally. During the darkest moments of the Covid pandemic, Philippens channelled her energies into the creation of a new ensemble, the Vondel Strings, with whom she worked intensely which led to a performance at the Concertgebouw and a new recording of Haydn and Stravinsky, released by Channel Classics.
In 22/23 highlights include her debut with the Royal Philharmonic in London, the SWR Konstanz on tour across Germany, Finland’s Jyväskylä Sinfonia and Sweden’s Norrlandsoperans Symphony Orchestra and return engagements with the BBC Scottish Symphony, St Gallen Symphony, Ulster Orchestra and the Orchestre National d’Ile de France in Paris’s Classique au Vert Festival.
In recent seasons, Philippens performed as play/conductor with the Orchestre National d’Ile de France, including a performance the Paris Philharmonie, and with the Orchestre National de Lyon receiving immediate re-invitations on both occasions. She was soloist with the Rotterdam Philharmonic at De Doelen, Netherlands Radio Philharmonic in the prestigious Zaterdag Matinee series, the Residentie Orkest both in The Hague and at the Concertgebouw Hall, Amsterdam and with the Barcelona Symphony Orchestra at the Palau de la Música as part of the Mozart Festival 2021. In Germany she performed last season at the Prinzregententheater and the Liederhalle Stuttgart, made her debut with the Tenerife Symphony, the Norrkoping Symphony, Orchestre d’Auvergne and the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra who immediately reinvited for 22/23.
Conductors with whom she has worked include Nézet-Séguin, Foster, Tausk, de Vriend, Hermus, Collon, Equilbey, Edusei. In recital and chamber music, Philippens plays regularly with artists such as Kian Soltani, István Vardai, Vilde Frang, Julien Quentin, Vikingúr Olafsson, Amihai Grosz, Camille Thomas and Zoltán Fejérvári in halls and festivals across Europe. A strong believer in breaking down barriers in classical music, she previously ran her own concert series ‘The Amsterdam Salon Pop-Up’, presenting highquality concerts in carefully sought-out and unusual locations in an intimate salon atmosphere.
Philippens records exclusively for Channel Classics and all her recordings have received glowing praise. The Strad described her Insight CD as being “both softly spoken and intensely powerful” and Philippens as a “dazzling performer”. Earlier albums include Dedications, featuring works by Kreisler, Fauré and Ysaye, and a recording of Prokofiev’s 2nd Concerto, described by BBC Magazine as “a triumph”.
Rosanne Philippens was taught from an early age by Anneke Schilt at the Amstelveen music school. She continued her studies at the Royal Conservatory of The Hague and the Hanns Eisler Academy in Berlin with Coosje Wijzenbeek, Vera Beths, Anner Bylsma and Ulf Wallin, receiving the highest distinction from both institutes. Philippens won first prize at the Dutch National Violin Competition in 2009 and the Freiburg International Violin Competition in 2014. Philippens plays on the 1727 Barrere Stradivarius, thanks to the generous support of the Elise Mathilde Foundation.