Quirine Scheffers

Teacher chamber music

Dutch violinist Quirine Scheffers studied at the Royal Conservatory of The Hague with Theodora Geraets and completed her Masters degree (cum laude) with Peter Brunt. She continued her solo diploma with Krzysztof Wegrzyn in Hannover.

Quirine attended masterclasses with Zakhar Bron, Herman Krebbers, Maurizio Fuks and Thomas Brandis. In chamber music she was coached by members of the Amadeus, Borodin and the Juilliard Quartet. She had the great opportunity to work with composers such as György Kurtag and Sofia Gubaidulina on their compositions.

Her passion for chamber music is evident as the former primarius of the Rubens Quartet, prizewinner of numerous international string quartet competitions.

The quartet was also awarded the “Philip Morris Finest Selection”, a very prestigious award for Dutch musicians.

Quirine performs throughout Europe both as a soloist and chamber musician, at the Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Tonhalle Zürich and the Philharmonie Berlin. Concert tours took her to France, Italy, Portugal, England, Slovenia, Romania and Poland.

She appears as a regular guest in the Orlando Festival, Gergiev Festival Rotterdam, Festival du Lubéron France,the Schleswig-Holstein, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Festival and Port Fairy Spring Music Festival, collaborating with musicians such as Ronald Brautigam, members of the Borodin Quartet and Karl Leister. Since 2009 Quirine is primarius of the Daniel Quartet.

Besides performing Quirine likes to share her experiences with young gifted musicians. As a jury member of the Dutch National Prinses Christina Competition, she regularly gives masterclasses to the young prizewinners. Assisting the dutch renowned pedagogue Coosje Wijzenbeek, she teaches young gifted students in playing chamber music.

Since 2012 Quirine is appointed first associate concertmaster of the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra and appears regularly as a guestconcertmaster with other orchestras.

Quirine plays a very fine Italian violin made by Giovanni Battista Guadagnini, Parma 1769