Linde Verjans - violin
Linde Verjans received her first violin lessons from Marleen Dupont when she was five years old. Later she took lessons at the music academies of Tienen and Bornem. She graduated from music school with highest distinction. At the Royal Conservatory of Antwerp, Linde took lessons from Tatiana Samouil, Jolente De Maeyer and Katelijne Vinkeroye. After successfully completing her master's studies, she subsequently studied with Gordan Nikolic in Rotterdam.
She also attended masterclasses at home and abroad with Liviu Prunaru, Donald Weilerstein, Tanja Becker-Bender, Barnabás Kelemen and Julia Fischer, among others.
In 2010, Linde won first prize in the national Dexia Classics competition.
From 2014 till 2016 she was a member of the EUYO (European Union Youth Orchestra), with which she toured under the direction of Vasily Petrenko, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Xian Zhang, Gianandrea Noseda and Bernard Haitink. In 2016 she received the Lionel Bryer Memorial Fund Award from this orchestra.
In 2017 she went on tour with the GMJO (Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester) led by Lorenzo Viotti and Ingo Metzmacher.
Linde was selected in 2016 for the academy of the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra. In the spring of 2017 she won an academy spot at the Komische Oper in Berlin.
She is affiliated with the Alma Mahler Kammerorchester.
From 2019 till 2022 she was a tutti 1st violin player in the Antwerp Symphony Orchestra, where she is currently substitute principal 2nd violin. In addition to classical music, Linde has been playing in the Triunfal Quintet since 2015, a tango-nuevo ensemble with Antwerp roots. She is also part of Grand Picture Palace.
Linde plays on an Olry from 1836, an instrument she was able to purchase with the support of Stichting Eigen Muziekinstrument (SEM) and the Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds.