Liesbeth Ackermans

Teacher Violin and Methodology

Dutch violinist Liesbeth Ackermans studied with Coosje Wijzenbeek, Wiktor Liberman, Keiko Wataya and David Takeno. She is a cum laude graduate from the Utrecht Conservatoire (The Netherlands) and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London. During her music studies, she has been a member of the European Community Youth Orchestra.

Liesbeth has been violinist in the London Symphony Orchestra for almost four years, in which capacity she worked together with leading musicians and conductors. She has been performing with the LSO on concert tours throughout Europe, USA, Japan and the Middle-East. Liesbeth has been performing extensively with European chamber orchestras, among which were the European Union Chamber Orchestra, Camerata Academica Salzburg, and the Salzburg Chamber Soloists.

After returning to the Netherlands, she has been a freelance violinist with the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, the Radio Chamber Philharmonie and she was a violinist in Combattimento Consort Amsterdam. Liesbeth is a regular chamber music player.

Already during her studies, Liesbeth had a vivid interest and fascination for teaching. From 2002 until 2007, she has been member of the faculty of the Prins Claus Conservatoire in Groningen, teaching both violin and violin methodology. Since 2008, she is a member of the faculty of the Royal Conservatoire in The Hague, teaching violin as a secondary subject and since 2017 also teaching violin methodology and violin in the Jong KC (Junior Deparment). Since 2009, she is a violin teacher at the Academie Muzikaal Talent in Utrecht. Many of her (former) students have found their way to a successful professional career as a musician or towards a music study and many of her pupils were successful at competitions. Liesbeth has been a guest teacher at the Music Academy in Sarajevo and she has been faculty member of the Peter the Great Festival in Groningen for several years.

Liesbeths recent Master Research at the Royal Conservatoire - a practise-based research exploring ways to enhance harmonic awareness by (tonal) improvisation on the violin – has been rewarded with the predicate ‘excellent’ by an international committee in June 2017. In her concert-practise Liesbeth is exploring ways to make improvisation part of concert programmes more frequently.