Alicia Berendse

Alicia Berendse

20180430 ALicia BerendseDutch-born violinist Alicia Berendse graduated with distinction from the Royal Academy of Music in 2016. Alicia attended the Academy thanks to the generous sponsorship of the Prins Bernhard Foundation, the VSB-foundation, and many others. In 2014, she completed her undergraduate studies at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam where she studied with Peter Brunt and Lex Korff de Gidts.

Winner of the Charles Hennen Prize 2017 at the Orlando Competition, Alicia is both an active chamber- and orchestral musician. She is part of the Behn Quartet who got selected as the CAVATINA Chamber Music Fellows at the Royal Academy of Music, 2016/17 and 2017/2018. Recent engagements include a Masterclass by the Takács Quartet in Wigmore Hall, livestreamed by Medici TV. Working with Oliver Knussen and Linn Records on a recording of works centred around Stravinsky. Masterclass performances include with the Pavel Haas Quartet, Doric Quartet, Levon Chilingirian, and their principal mentor Christoph R
ichter at ChamberStudio in Kings Place. With pianist Lies Braakman, Alicia performs regularly in the Netherlands. Her playing has been featured by both Dutch and British radio and TV networks.

Upcoming engagements with the Behn Quartet include a Wigmore Hall debut with thanks to the Maisie Lewis Young Artists’ Fund, the String Quartet Biennale Amsterdam, and a residency at the Zhejiang Conservatory of Music in China. they will make their Concertgebouw debut as part of the Orlando Competition Winner’s Tour.

Alicia plays a Thomas Carcassi violin from 1775, which is kindly on loan from the Royal Academy of Music.

Alicia treedt op zondag 4 november 2018 met het Behn Quartet op in de kerk van Mook.

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