Rosanne Philippens


“… the soulful violin tone, immensely musical at every moment!” (Badische Zeitung)

“A fantastic violinist: exceptional, flexible and swashbuckling!” (Janine Jansen)

Through her open and communicative performance style, Rosanne Philippens has won several first competition prizes, including at the “Dutch National Violin Competition” in Amsterdam (Concertgebouw, 2009) and at the “International Violin Competition Freiburg” (2014).

She has worked with conductors such as Lawrence Foster, Antony Hermus, Yannick Nézet-Séguin and Michel Tabachnik, and has appeared as soloist with the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, the Stuttgart Philharmonic Orchestra, the Barcelona Symphony Orchestra and the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, among others. She also performs regularly at the Concertgebouw Amsterdam, the Berlin Philharmonie and other prestigious venues.

In the 2017/2018 season Rosanne Philippens will perform with The Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra in the well-known concert series “Saturday Matinee” at the Concertgebouw as well as with the Amsterdam Sinfonietta, the Sinfonieorchester St. Gallen, the Joensuu Chamber Orchestra and the Orchestre International de Genève as well as at festivals in Germany, France, Iceland, Israel and the Netherlands.

Concerts with the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra and the Residentie Orchestra Den Hague are planned for the 2018/2019 season.

Rosanne Philippens is also a passionate chamber musician. She performs regularly with Nicolas Altstaedt, Vilde Frang, Julien Quentin, Torleif Thedéen, István Várdai, Víkingur Ólafsson, Guy Braunstein, Amihai Grosz and other distinguished musicians from all over Europe, appearing in major concert halls such as the Concertgebouw Amsterdam, the Berlin Philharmonie, the Tonhalle Zurich and the Laeiszhalle in Hamburg.

In an old warehouse in Amsterdam, Rosanne Philippens hosts her own concert series, “The Amsterdam Salon.” The evening events will begin with a themed concert featuring the young musician and her friends from around the world. The audience sits comfortably on sofas with a good glass of wine. After the concert there will be a kind of jam session of the artists until the early morning hours.

Rosanne Philippens received her first violin lessons at the age of three from Anneke Schilt and was later taught by the famous violin pedagogue Coosje Wijzenbeek. Further studies led her to Vera Beths at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague and to Ulf Wallin at the Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler Berlin. She completed both degrees with top grades.

Rosanne Philippens plays thanks to a personal recommendation by Janine Jansen on the “Barrere Stradivarius”, on which Janine Jansen herself played for 15 years and which is put at her disposal by the Elise Mathilde Foundation.