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Rosanne Philippens


  • Rosanne Philippens is an extraordinary communicator, with an innate musicality and an infectiously joyful yet sincere approach to music-making. Her playing is refined, exuberant and profound, and was described by the Dutch daily paper De Telegraaf as “energetic, sensitive and flawless.” She has performed across the Netherlands in the major halls and series both as soloist, director and chamber musician and is now increasingly in demand internationally, with debuts coming up in Germany, Spain, Sweden, France, UK and elsewhere. During the darkest moments of the Covid pandemic, Philippens channelled her energies into the creation of a new ensemble, the Vondel Strings, with whom she worked intensely and which led to a performance at the Concertgebouw and a new recording of Haydn and Stravinsky which will be released in September 2021 by Channel Classics.

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  • In 21/22 Philippens looks forward to debuts as play/director with the Orchestre National d’Ile de France on tour across France and including a performance at the Paris Philharmonie, and with the Orchestre d’Auvergne. As soloist she makes her debut with the Norrkoping Symphony/Weilerstein, Dalasinfonietten/Takacs-Nagy (Sweden) and Turku Philharmonic/Storgards (Finland), with the Tenerife Symphony Orchestra/van Soeterstède. She tours Belgium with the Flanders Symphony Orchestra, and performs in Stuttgart and Munich (Prinzregenten Theater) with the Munich Symphony Orchestra/Edusei. She also performs on tour as play/director with the Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra and performs in recital across Holland and the UK.

    Recent highlights for Philippens include her debut and immediate return as play/director with the Orchestre National de Lyon, performances with the Rotterdam Philharmonic at De Doelen, Netherlands Radio Philharmonic in the prestigious Zaterdag Matinee series and the Residentie Orkest both in The Hague and at the Concertgebouw Hall, Amsterdam and her return to the Barcelona Symphony Orchestra for a performance at the Palau de la Música as part of the Mozart Festival 2021. In 2020 she should have made her debut in Japan both in recital and with the Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra, and in the UK with the Royal Philharmonic and BBC Scottish Symphony orchestras. Conductors with whom she has worked include Nézet-Séguin, Foster, Tausk, de Vriend, Hermus, Collon, Equilbey.

    In recital and chamber music, Philippens plays regularly with artists such as Kian Soltani, István Vardai, Vilde Frang, Julien Quentin, Vikingúr Olafsson, Amihai Grosz, Camille Thomas and Zoltán Fejérvári in halls and festivals across Europe. A strong believer in breaking down barriers in classical music, she previously ran her own concert series ‘The Amsterdam Salon Pop-Up’, presenting highquality concerts in carefully sought-out and unusual locations in an intimate salon atmosphere.

    Philippens records exclusively for Channel Classics and all her recordings have received glowing praise. The Strad described her Insight CD as being “both softly spoken and intensely powerful” and Philippens as a “dazzling performer”. Earlier albums include Dedications, featuring works by Kreisler, Fauré and Ysaye, and a recording of Prokofiev’s 2nd Concerto, described by BBC Magazine as “a triumph”.

    Rosanne Philippens was taught from an early age by Anneke Schilt at the Amstelveen music school. She continued her studies at the Royal Conservatory of The Hague and the Hanns Eisler Academy in Berlin with Coosje Wijzenbeek, Vera Beths, Anner Bylsma and Ulf Wallin, receiving the highest distinction from both institutes. Philippens won first prize at the Dutch National Violin Competition in 2009 and the Freiburg International Violin Competition in 2014.

    Philippens plays on the 1727 Barrere Stradivarius, thanks to the generous support of the Elise Mathilde Foundation.

    2021/22 season / 564 words. Not to be altered without permission.


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Concerto repertoire

Concerto in E major BWV 1042
Concerto in A minor BWV 1041

Violin Concerto No.1
Violin Concerto No.2

Violin Concerto

Violin Concerto

Violin Concerto
Double Concerto

Violin Concerto

Violin Concerto No.1 in G minor

Chevalier de Saints-Georges
Violin Concerto Op.3 in D major
Violin Concerto Op.4 in D major

Violin Concerto 

Violin Concerto No.1 in C major
Violin Concerto No.4 in G major

Violin Concerto

Violin Concerto in E minor
Violin Concerto in D minor

Violin Concerto No.1 in B flat
Violin Concerto No.2 in D major
Violin Concerto No.3 in G major
Violin Concerto No.4 in D major
Violin Concerto No.5 in A major

The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires

Violin Concerto No.2 in G minor

Violin Concerto No.3 in B minor

Violin Concerto

Violin Concerto

Violin Concerto

Violin Concerto No.1

Violin Concerto

Vaughan Williams
The Lark Ascending

The Four Seasons 
La Tempesta del Mare
La Pastorella
La Notte


Livestreams & Broadcasts

Turku Philharmonic Orchestra | October 2021
Bartók : Violin Concerto No.1
Click to watch on orchestra's website
(Bartok starts at min 25)

Rosanne Philippens & Vondel Strings | April 2021
Haydn: Violin Concerto No. 1
Click to watch on YouTube

Rosanne Philippens & Vondel Strings | April 2021
Haydn: Violin Concerto No. 4
Click to watch on YouTube

Rosanne Philippens & Vondel Strings | April 2021
Stravinsky: Le baiser de la fée
Click to watch on YouTube


Energetic, sensitive and flawless playing — a dream violinist

De Telegraaf

Philippens is at her most elegant in [Haydn’s Violin Concerto] No 1 in C with its echoes of Vivaldi, spinning out the long, unwinding melody of the central Adagio with quiet rapture, and bringing plenty of wit and buoyancy to the finale.

Gramophone, November 2021

Once again Rosanne Philippens has made a jewel of a CD...She makes the melody personal, with smalls slips between the tones and sound intensity that will not let you go.

De Volkskrant, December 2017

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