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About Noa

Dutch violinist Noa Wildschut (2001) is only 23 years old, but has already gained her place in the international classical music scene. At the age of 6 she appeared live on Dutch national television for the “Kinderprinsengrachtconcert 2007” in Amsterdam. Aged 7 she made her debut in the Main Hall of The Concertgebouw in Amsterdam at the “Night of the Promising”. In September 2016 she became an exclusive recording artist for Warner Classics.

Over the years Noa has built a considerable reputation and is regularly invited for festivals, recitals and solo performances with orchestras all over the world. She has played together with inspiring musicians such as Janine Jansen, Menahem Pressler, Anne-Sophie Mutter, Igor Levit, Daniel Müller-Schott, Pablo Ferrández, Amihai Grosz, Timothy Ridout, Kian Soltani, Nils Mönkemeyer, Enrico Pace, Arthur and Lucas Jussen. Since 2018 Noa forms a duo with the German pianist Elisabeth Brauß.

She works with orchestras such as the Tonhalleorchester Zürich, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, Konzerthausorchester Berlin, Gürzenich Orchester Köln, Bamberger Symphoniker, Deutsches Symphonieorchester Berlin, Buenos Aires Philharmonic, Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional de Colombia, Orchestre Symphonique de Québec, Stuttgarter Philharmoniker, Staatsorchester Stuttgart, Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra, Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, Residentie Orkest The Hague, Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra, Netherlands Chamber Orchestra, Concertgebouw Chamber Orchestra, Camerata Salzburg, Kremerata Baltica, Chamber Orchestra of the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Luzerner Sinfonieorchester, Sinfonieorchester Liechtenstein, Orquestra Sinfônica de João Pessoa in Brazil and Orquesta Sinfónica de Guayaquil in Ecuador, cooperating with conductors as Manfred Honeck, James Gaffigan, Michael Sanderling, Vasily Petrenko, Anja Bihlmaier, Nicholas Collon, Elim Chan, Patrick Hahn, Matthias Pintscher, Fabien Gabel and Ariel Zuckermann.

"For me, the most wonderful thing about playing is the joy that it can bring to people and the joy of playing together with other musicians."

Noa won numerous awards at a young age, including the first prize at the International Violin Competition Louis Spohr in Weimar (at the age of 9), the first prize at the Iordens Violin Competition in The Hague (at the age of 10), the Concertgebouw Young Talent Award 2013 (at the age of 11) and she received the Anton Kersjes Violin Prize 2017 (at the age of 16). At Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Noa has been awarded the WEMAG Soloist Award 2018. Noa has been selected to be ECHO Rising Star for the season 2019-20 by the European Concert Hall Organisation; consequently, she toured through Europe, visiting the major concert halls. Noa had the honor of being the artistic director of Festspiefrühling Rügen 2023, part of Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.

Noa started her violin lessons at the age of 4 with Coosje Wijzenbeek and from 2013 to 2018 Noa studied with Professor Vera Beths at the Amsterdam University of the Arts. Recently Noa finished her studies with Professor Antje Weithaas at the Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler in Berlin. In addition to the regular classes Noa has attended masterclasses and lessons with Ivry Gitlis, Janine Jansen, Jaap van Zweden, Menahem Pressler, Frank Peter Zimmerman, Anner Bijlsma and Liviu Prunaru. From 2014 to 2019 Noa was a member of “Mutter Virtuosi”, a string ensemble led by Anne-Sophie Mutter and held an official scholarship from the Anne-Sophie Mutter Foundation.

Noa plays The Giuseppe Guarneri 'del Gesù' "Ex Lady Stretton" Violin (Cremona, ca. 1730), a generous loan by a member of the Stretton Society. Noa’s bow is a Léonard Tourte, ca. 1800, also kindly on loan from the Stretton Society.

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