Runa 't Hart


Born in 1992, Ruña ‘t Hart began playing the violin at the age of two. When she was ten, she started to receive lessons from Professor Coosje Wijzenbeek, with whom she studied for nine years. During this period, she also joined the “Fancy Fiddlers”, a string ensemble made up of Coosje Wijzenbeek’s best young students, of which she later became the leader. She is currently studying with Vera Beths at the Amsterdam Conservatory. In addition, she receives a scholarship from the International Academy of Music in Liechtenstein, where she participates in the intensive music weeks.

Ruña ‘t Hart has taken part in various intensive courses at Kloster Schöntal, “Stringtime NiederRhein” in Goch, the “International Stichting Masterclass Apeldoorn” for chamber music, and “MusicAlp” in Tignes. She has also received musical input from Liza Ferschtman, Philippe Graffin, Stephan Picard, Stanley Hoogland, Jürgen Kussmaul and Anner Bijlsma.

In 2016, Ruña ‘t Hart won the “Kersjes Violin Prize”, the most important prize for young violinists in the Netherlands, which is awarded on an annual basis.

The young violinist is a very active chamber musician. She plays in the “Antonin String Quartet” and is a member of the ENSEMBLE ESPERANZA, which is made up of scholarship students of the International Academy of Music in Liechtenstein. Ruña ‘t Hart has also been invited to play in several chamber music festivals, such as the chamber music festival in Utrecht, the Netherlands, chaired by Janine Jansen, the “Grachtenfestival Amsterdam”, the FESTIVAL NEXT GENERATION Bad Ragaz in Switzerland and the “Internationale Fredener Musiktage” in Germany. As a soloist, she has given performances of Mozart and Schubert violin concertos.