Elisa Karen Tavenier


Elisa Karen Tavenier was born in the Netherlands in 1996, and began to play the violin at the age of three. At the age of six, she was accepted into Professor Coosje Wijzenbeek’s class for exceptionally talented young musicians at the Royal Conservatory of The Hague. She is currently studying with Mikhail Zemtsov at the Royal Conservatory of The Hague.

She has attended masterclasses with Tabea Zimmermann, Thomas Riebl, Nobuko Imai, Volker Jacobsen, Roger Benedict, Jürgen Kussmaul, Dmitri Ferschtman and Anner Bylsma. She also receives a scholarship from the International Academy of Music in Liechtenstein, where she regularly attends the intensive music weeks offered.

Elisa Karen Tavenier has been a finalist at the “Iordens Viooldagen” Competition several times. In March 2014, she won the 1st prize at the “Prinses Christina Concours West 1” in Rotterdam. She is also a prize-winner of the “Classic Young Masters” competition.

The young musician was a member of Coosje Wijzenbeek’s “Fancy Fiddlers” string ensemble for many years. She played in numerous concerts both at home and abroad with “Fancy Fiddlers”, and had the opportunity to play with exceptional musicians including Janine Jansen, Paolo Giacometti and Menahem Pressler. She also had the honour of performing with the renowned Atrium String Quartet. In 2015 and 2016, she participated in the Gustav Mahler Academy, and was principal violist in the Academy Orchestra under the batons of Daniel Harding and Matthias Pintscher. She was also invited to attend the FESTIVAL NEXT GENERATION Bad Ragaz in Switzerland. She is currently a member of the ENSEMBLE ESPERANZA, which is made up of students from the International Academy of Music in Liechtenstein.

Elisa Karen Tavenier is a member of the Animato Quartet, and has enjoyed tuition with the quartet from Hatto Beyerle, Johannes Meissl, Michel Strauss, Vera Beths and Eberhard Feltz. The quartet reached the final of the “National Conservatory Competition” and the “Storioni Toonzaal Competition”, and has performed at numerous festivals, including the Utrecht International Chamber Music Festival, the International Chamber Music Festival Schiermonnikoog and the Harmos Festival in Porto (Portugal).

Elisa Karen Tavenier plays a beautiful Capicchioni viola from the collection of the National Music Instrument Fund.


February 2017