With a wonderfully wide variety of interests and talents, Judith de Haas leads her life as a violinist and cultural entrepreneur internationally whilst living in Berlin.
During the pandemic years 2020-2021 she co-founded the initiative “Wood Concerts”, together with her duo-partner, pianist Leonardo Reyna. While exploring the repertoire for violin-piano duo, Reyna and de Haas seek for exchange with other artistic disciplines while organizing concerts on special locations by themselves. As such, Wood Concerts has been developing as an interdisciplinary artistic initiative.
The Duo’s first recording, a video of Prokofiev’s 5 Mélodies for piano and violin, is currently being edited and will be produced in the spring 2022.
Parallel, as an orchestra musician, Judith is currently engaged with several (chamber) orchestra’s all around Europe, such as the Netherlands Chamber Orchestra, Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, and Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, 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.
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.
Judith’s 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. Summer 2019, she performed Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto in the Festival Musique Cordiale in the South of France. Judith was a regular solo-guest of the Alveare Orchestra in the Netherlands as well as the Euregio Youth Orchestra lead by Hans Casteleyn.
Judith was born in the Netherlands and has studied with violinist Carolin Widmann in Leipzig, Michael Erxleben in Berlin, with Wouter Vossen in Amsterdam and with Annemieke Corstens in Tilburg. Other musical impulses were received during individual classes with violinists such as Andrei Baranov, Vadim Repin, Herman Krebbers and Christian Tetzlaff.
Judith has successfully completed a Master’s degree in 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. Over the past 3 years, Judith has been engaged as general manager of the Scharoun Ensemble Berlin of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, as Artistic Co-leader at ClinkerLounge Concerts in der Backfabrik, and as a PR-consultant at SIRIUS Music.
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