With a wonderfully wide variety of interests and talents, Judith de Haas leads her life as a violinist and cultural manager internationally whilst living in Berlin. As a musician, she is currently actively engaged with several chamber orchestra’s all around Europe, such as the Netherlands Chamber Orchestra, Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, Anima Eterna Brugge, and the Bayerische Kammerphilharmonie, following up her time as an Academist at the Chamber Orchestra of Europe. Judith’s playing characterizes a transparent and warm sound and a very rich musicality, that is flexible enough to fit to the character of different professional ensembles, in combination with her very open musical communication.
As a chamber music musician, Judith currently plays together in a Duo with Cuban pianist and composer Leonardo Reyna. With artists such as Daan Boertien, Carolin Widmann, Frank Reinecke, Wolfgang Emanuel Schmidt, Silvia Simunescu and Lahav Shani, Judith has performed in several festival around Europe, China, the United States and Cuba.
Her qualities as an ensemble player come with leadership and very perceptive openness, shaped by experiences as principal 2ndviolinist and concertmaster of the European Union Youth Orchestra during 2012-2016 and as a guest player of the ensemble Spira Mirabilis, an Italian chamber orchestra which studies orchestral pieces intensively without the lead of a conductor. Being a member of the European Union Youth Orchestra from 2012-2016 brought Judith in touch with other world leading conductors such as Gianandrea Noseda and Vladimir Ashkenazy. Via EUYO Judith also got involved in setting up the Global Exchange Project for which she travelled to Detroit and Shanghai as an Ambassador of the Orchestra. Apart from that, she has been a tutor at the European Music Campus in August 2014 at Grafenegg, Austria.
As a soloist Judith made her first appearance on the age of 15 with Mozart’s 3rd violin concerto and at the age of 17 with Bruch’s Violin Concerto. In the years after she was a regular solo-guest of the Alveare Orchestra in the Netherlands as well as the Euregio Youth Orchestra lead by Hans Casteleyn. This Summer (2019) Judith will perform Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto in the Festival Musique Cordiale in the South of France.
Judith was born in the Netherlands and has studied with Carolin Widmann in Leipzig, Michael Erxleben in Berlin, with Wouter Vossen in Amsterdam and with Annemieke Corstens in Tilburg. Other impulses were received by individual classes with violinists such as Andrei Baranov, Vadim Repin, Herman Krebbers and Christian Tetzlaff.
Recently, Judith has successfully completed her Master’s degree International Management, for which she focussed her academic curriculum on entrepreneurship in the arts, taking part in classes both at SRH University Berlin and École d’Art et de Culture in Paris. These studies led to her nomination in May 2018 as general manager of the Scharoun Ensemble Berlin of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra as well as a start in September 2019 as Artistic Co-leader at ClinkerLounge Concerts in der Backfabrik, a new chamber music venue in Berlin.
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