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Nathan Hoornaert

Nathan Hoornaert was born in Belgium in the year 2000, and started receiving violin lessons at the age of six. At the age of ten he moved on to the Music School in Bornem, where he was taught by Fedra Coppens. In September 2015, he was accepted for study at the Amsterdam University of the Arts’ programme for exceptionally gifted young musicians, where he is currently taught by Professor Coosje Wijzenbeek. He recently became a member of her “Fancy Fiddlers” string ensemble, performing with them regularly both in the Netherlands and abroad. 

Nathan Hoornaert has already participated in several masterclasses with Guido De Neve at the Royal Conservatoire of Antwerp and with Marek Kowalski and Naaman Sluchin at the Royal Conservatory of Brussels. He also receives a scholarship from the International Academy of Music in Liechtenstein, where he takes part in the intensive music weeks.

In April 2014 the young violinist won the Belgian “Jonge Solisten aan Zee” competition in Oostende, where he was also awarded the “Suzanne de Neve” special prize for the best solo performance.

From 2011 to 2014, Nathan Hoornaert was a member of the symphony orchestra of Sint-Niklaas (Belgium), and performed with soloists such as Yossif Ivanov (violin), Tine Thing Helseth (trumpet), Anneleen Lenaerts (harp) and Steven Isserlis (cello). In March 2014 he was invited to play in a documentary about the life and work of the Belgian violist Leon Meersman (1898–1968) during World War II.

January 2017

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