Irene Enzlin


 

Named 'Young Musical Talent of the year' in 2005, Dutch cellist Irene Enzlin has already enjoyed an impressive career, appearing as a soloist with a.o. The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the Pro Arte Orchestra (Taiwan) and the "Netherlands Symphony Orchestra", performing in festivals such as "Les Flâneries Musicales de Reims" (France) and the "Menuhin Festival" in Gstaad (Switzerland).

At the age of fifteen, Irene was admitted to the world-reknowned "Yehudi Menuhin School" in England, a music specialist school founded by violinist Yehudi Menuhin, where she studied with Pierre Doumenge and Charles Watt. In 2011 she moved to Salzburg, Austria, to continue her studies at the Mozarteum University in Salzburg with Clemens Hagen (Hagen Quartet), where she graduated with distinction in the summer of 2015. The autumn after she started her master studies at the 'Conservatoire National Supérieur de Paris' in the class of Raphael Pidoux.

Irene was prizewinner of various competitions, a.o. the "Prinses Christina Concours", the ''Herman Krebbers Violin and Cello Councours'' and the ''Haydn Festival'', and finalist of the "Mainardi Competition" in Salzburg (Austria) and the "Janigro Competition for young cellists" in Pore─<8d> (Croatia).

A searching and engaging performer with a strong social conscience, Irene is incessantly seeking out new opportunities to present and share classical music. She strongly believes in the unifying and therapeutic potential of music and is currently setting up a project to be able to organise concerts that will reach out to an audience otherwise unable to attend concerts. Irene plays on a modern Thomas Bertrand cello (2006), lend to her by the Dutch National Music Instrument Foundation, and is being lend a Hans Karl Schmidt bow by Henk te Hietbrink. She is sponsored by 'Arc Verona' and receives a scholarship from the ‘Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds’ and the ‘Fundatie van de Vrijvrouwe van Renswoude Stichting’ for her studies in Paris. 

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