Amarins Wierdsma | NED | *1991
Barbican Quartet | Violine
Amarins Wierdsma, born in Utrecht to a musical family, began playing the violin at the age of two. Her teachers have included Coosje Wijzenbeek, Vera Beths and David Takeno. Amarins has taken part in festvals including Ravinia Festival, IMS Prussia Cove, The International Holland Music Sessions among several others.
Amarins has won several prizes at important violin events, such as the Iordens Viooldagen, Davina van Wely Violin Competition, Princess Christina Competition, Young Musician of the Year 2007 and, in 2013, the national Oskar Back Violin Competition in Amsterdam. In London she was awarded the RPS Emily Anderson prize during the Wigmore Hall finals of the Young Concert Artist Trust.
Amarins plays on a Guadagnini violin built in 1764 on loan from the Dutch National Instrument Foundation.
Bild © Gabriel M Isserlis