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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


Jiska Lambrecht (°1997) is a Belgian violinist. She is active as a soloist and as a passionate chamber musician.


Since 2018 Jiska forms a musical duo with the Italian pianist Marco Sanna. April 2024 their first cd Abendrot will be released for Etcetera Records with music by Robert & Clara Schumann, Johannes Brahms and the Flemish composer Lodewijk Mortelmans.


Jiska is the first violinist of the Turicum Quartet. 2023 the quartet got second prize at the Karol Szymanowski International Music Competition in Poland (first prize not awarded). Highly acclaimed, their performance was worldwide livestreamed by Medici TV. This season, the Turicum Quartet made a.o. their debut in Tonhalle Zürich and they performed together with the prestigious Gringolts Quartet. They are a regular guest at Villa Musica in Germany and July 2024 they will be Ensemble in Residence at the Ticino Musica Festival.


Together with the Dutch cellist Iedje van Wees Jiska founded Duo Misia. She is also part of BRYGGEN Bruges Strings. As a member of CHAARTS Chamber Artists she realised the cd Suite italienne with Jonian Ilias Kadesha for LINN Records. Her performance of the string quintet of Eugène Ysaÿe on the cd Legends received four stars in BBC Music Magazine.


Jiska performed in Belgium, Germany, Switzerland, France, the UK, the Netherlands, Austria, Liechtenstein, Italy, Spain, Hungary, Poland, Malta and Russia in big concert halls such as Tonhalle Zürich, Grand Hall and Solti Hall Budapest, Bozar, De Singel, Concertgebouw Bruges, NOSPR, Yehudi Menuhin Forum Bern and the European Parliament in Strasbourg.


This summer Jiska is invited to the Pau Casals International Music Festival, where she will be performing alongside Antje Weithaas, Jonathan Brown and Erica Wise. She will also perform at the GAIA Music Festival and at CLASSIX Kempten. She was invited to Mizmorim Festival, Festival Academy Budapest, Kaposfest, Aurora Old Ox Music Festival, Boswiler Sommer and Ghent Festival of Flanders. She is a regular guest at the Arte Amanti International Chamber Music Festival as «Rising star». Jiska performed a.o. together with István Várdai, Máté Szücs, José Gallardo, Natalia Lomeiko, Maxim Rysanov, Razvan Popovici and the legendary Shlomo Mintz.


She worked with composers such as Jörg Widmann, Michael Jarrell and Mathias Coppens and played under the baton of a.o. Edo de Waart, Gábor Takács-Nagy and Howard Griffiths.


Jiska started playing violin at the age of six. From 2013 she studied with Jolente De Maeyer and Natasha Boyarsky in London. After her bachelor at the Royal Conservatoire Antwerp she obtained her master in Cologne with highest distinction with Barnabás Kelemen. Since 2020 she completes her studies at the Zurich University of the Arts with Ilya Gringolts. Currently she is in the soloist program and also broadens her spectrum by studying baroque violin with Monika Baer.


Jiska had masterclasses with a.o. Patricia Kopatchinskaja, Svetlana Makarova, Kristóf Baráti, Erik Schumann, Lutsia Ibragimova, Eszter Perényi and Hariolf Schlichtig.


Jiska is laureate of the Marguerite Meister Foundation, «Laureate 2024» of SWUK Flanders Foundation and won a Kiwanis Music Prize with the Turicum Quartet.

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