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Susanne Van Els

Royal Conservatoire, The Hague


Susanne van Els was one of the leading musicians in The Netherlands. She was awarded the Alcuinus Prize of the City of Nijmegen in 1998, for her outstanding merits as a performing artist. Amongst others she was a member of String Trio Holland, Ives Ensemble, Sinfonietta Amsterdam, Schönberg Ensemble. A multitude of composers, including Louis Andriessen, have written solo pieces and concerts for her. A series of remarkable solo CDs was released internationally. Van Els played the Dutch premiere of Ligeti’s solo viola sonata, which she recorded on a Capella Amsterdam CD for harmonia mundi – it was awarded the Deutscher Schalplattenpreis and the Diapason d’Or de l’année 2009. She played a Carlo Antonio Testore, 1745.



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