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
Jiska Lambrecht (°1997) is a Belgian violinist. 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 specializing with Ilya Gringolts in Zurich (Zürcher Hochschule der Künste). She is also studying baroque violin with Monika Baer.
Jiska had masterclasses and lessons with i.a. Lutsia Ibragimova, Svetlana Makarova, Kristóf Baráti, Erik Schumann, Eszter Perényi, Gordan Nikolic, Mikhail Ovrutsky, Johannes Moser, Jonathan Aner, Walter S Reiter and is laureate of various competitions. She worked with composers such as Jörg Widmann, Michael Jarrell, Yinam Leef and Mathias Coppens.
She is a very active chamber musician and recently recorded the Korngold sextet led by Anna Gebert. Jiska forms a musical duo with the Italian pianist Marco Sanna and together with the Dutch cellist Iedje van Wees she founded ‘Duo Misia’.
In January 2021 Jiska played alongside the Gringolts Quartet at the Mizmorim Festival in Basel.
Jiska was selected for the International Bartók Seminar in Szombathely (Hungary), Aurora Old Ox Music Festival, Hirschmann Masterclass Europe 2021 and the Festival Academy Budapest, where she performed together with José Gallardo, Natalia Lomeiko, Maxim Rysanov, Razvan Popovici and the legendary Shlomo Mintz. In 2021 she played next to István Várdai, Máté Szücs and Júlia Pusker at the Kaposfest Festival and she was also invited to the Braunwald Festival. Since 2014 she is a yearly guest at the Arte Amanti International Chamber Music Festival.
End 2021 she was concertmaster under the baton of the British conductor Howard Griffiths. 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 also admitted to the orchestra academy of the Antwerp Symphony Orchestra led by Edo de Waart and to the European ESTA Chamber Orchestra.
She performed in Belgium, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, France, UK, the Netherlands, Italy, Spain, Hungary, Malta and Russia. Highlights were concerts in Grand Hall and Solti Hall (Franz Liszt Academy Budapest), Tonhalle (Zurich), Yehudi Menuhin Forum (Bern), Dom (Cologne), Bozar (Brussels), De Singel (Antwerp), Concertgebouw (Bruges) and the European Parliament (Strasbourg).
In 2022-2023 Jiska is ‘artist in residence’ for SWUK Flanders.
Jiska is generously supported by Robus Foundation (Belgium), Stiftung Lyra (Switzerland), C. und A. Kupper-Stiftung (Switzerland) and Geert und Lore Blanken-Schlemper-Stiftung (Switzerland).