Since winning the first prize at the 2009 National Violin Competition, Rosanne Philippens has been viewed as one of the Netherlands’ greatest violin talents. Rosanne began playing the violin at the age of three, studying with, amongst others, Coosje Wijzenbeek and Vera Beths. In June 2009, she was awarded her diploma from The Hague Conservatory with highest distinction. In October, Rosanne will finish her Masters program at the Hanns Eisler Academy in Berlin, studying with Ulf Wallin. She has soloed with, amongst others, the Flemish Symphony Orchestra, the Hermitage State Orchestra and with many youth-orchestras as the National Youth String Orchestra, the National Student Orchestra, Studentorchestra Myra and the Sweelinck Orchestra. In March 2013, Rosanne’s debut-CD, “Rhapsody”, has been released under Channel Classics. This CD is a collaboration with her pianist Yuri van Nieuwkerk and is a collection of fiery works by, amongst others, Béla Bartók and Maurice Ravel. “Rhapsody” is, in Holland and abroad, very well received by both press and public. In January 2014 Rosanne will play the two rhapsodies of Bartók on tour with the National Youth Orchestra under the baton of Santu-Mattias Ruvali. In March 2013, as part of their win at the Vriendenkrans Competition in the Amsterdam Concertgebouw, Rosanne toured, together with her pianist Yuri van Nieuwkerk, ten halls under the sponsorship of the “Dutch Classical Talent Tour and Award”. During a tour with the National Student Orchestra, film director Carine Bijlsma followed Rosanne to make a documentary entitled “Soloist, 23 years old”. This documentary was premiered at the Dutch Film Festival, and has since been shown at the Vancouver and Bergamo Film Festivals.
Rosanne plays a violin by Michael Angelo Bergonzi (Cremona c. 1750), made available to her by the Dutch National Music Instrument Foundation. This special violin was played for years by Herman Krebbers.