Violinist Frederieke Saeijs was taught by grandmasters such as Mauricio Fuks, Jaring Walta & Herman Krebbers, and graduated summa cum laude from both the Royal Conservatory in The Hague and the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music in Bloomington (USA). Winning the prestigious Premier Grand Prix at the Long-Thibaud Violin Competition in Paris opened the doors for her to the international concert stage, resulting in solo performances with renowned orchestras and conductors. A passionate chamber musician, Frederieke performs together with the Georgian pianist Nino Gvetadze & the Serbian cellist Maja Bogdanovic as the Gvetadze - Saeijs - Bogdanovic Trio. She is also associated with the Spanish Quantum Ensemble as an Associate Artist. The Dutch composer Oene van Geel was commissioned by November Music to write the solo piece “Boog” for Frederieke, including dance movements choreographed by the Canadian dancer Heather Ware.
She recorded Ysaÿe's 6 solo sonatas for the leading label Linn Records. The Naxos label released her recordings of sonatas for violin & piano by Ravel, Respighi & Granados (with pianist Maurice Lammerts van Bueren) and Weber (with Nino Gvetadze).
Another passion of Frederieke is talent coaching: She regularly gives master classes, and was a teacher at the Conservatory in The Hague as well as the Universidad Alfonso X El Sabio and the Centro Superior de Música Katarina Gurska in Madrid.
Frederieke plays the special Ex-Reine-Elisabeth violin by Pietro Guarneri (Venice, 1725) with a bow by Eugène Sartory, both on loan to her from the Nationaal Muziekinstrumenten Fonds.
Enjoy HERE the conversation Frederieke had with Nino Gvetadze and Maja Bogdanovic about the upcoming festival