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Jiska Lambrecht is a musician with a musical soul who can express the deepest emotions in harmony with the highest level of technical skills. 

~ Barnabás Kelemen

Biography

Jiska Lambrecht (°1997) is a Belgian violinist. She started playing at the age of six. After working with Olga Zolotareva she studied with Jolente De Maeyer and Natasha Boyarsky (London). She completed her bachelor at the Royal Conservatoire Antwerp (Belgium) and obtained her master Violin Solo with Barnabás Kelemen at the Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln (Cologne, Germany) summa cum laude. Currently she is studying with Ilya Gringolts at the Zürcher Hochschule der Künste (Zürich, Switzerland), where she is following a second master Specialization in Concert Performance.

Jiska is laureate of various competitions and had masterclasses and lessons with Lutsia Ibragimova, Svetlana Makarova, Erik Schumann, Eszter Perényi, Gordan Nikolic, Mikhail Ovrutsky, Johannes Moser, Jonathan Aner, Juan-Miguel Hernandez, Jacob Shaw, Katalin Kokas, Bram van Sambeek and others. She worked with composers such as Michael Jarrell, Yinam Leef and Mathias Coppens. Since 2019 she is a member of the string orchestra BRYGGEN – Bruges Strings which specializes in music from Northern Europe, Russia and the Baltic States. Jiska was selected for the International Bartók Seminar in Szombathely (Hungary), Aurora Old Ox Music Festival and Festival Academy Budapest, where she performed together with José Gallardo, Natalia Lomeiko, Maxim Rysanov, Razvan Popovici and the legendary Shlomo Mintz. She was admitted to the orchestra academy of Antwerp Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Edo de Waart and to the European ESTA Chamber Orchestra. In January 2021 she played alongside the Gringolts Quartet at the Mizmorim Festival in Basel. Since 2014 she is yearly invited to the Arte Amanti International Chamber Music Festival.

She performed in Belgium, Germany, Switzerland, France, UK, the Netherlands, Italy, Spain, Hungary, Malta and Russia. Highlights were concerts in Grand Hall and Solti Hall (Franz Liszt Academy Budapest), Yehudi Menuhin Forum (Bern), Dom (Cologne), Bozar Brussels, deSingel Antwerp, Concertgebouw Bruges and the European Parliament (Strasbourg).

Jiska is generously supported by Robus Foundation.