Nadia Frissen | violin – miniviolin – viola

My name is Nadia Frissen. I was born in July 1987 in Heerlen. When I was 4, I got my first violin. I grew up in a very musical family. My parents were both violinists and gave violin lessons.

At the age of 14 I was accepted at the young talent department of the Royal Conservatory in The Hague with Coosje Wijzenbeek. During my studies, I also played in the Fancy Fiddlers, conducted by Coosje, and in the Allegra quartet, together with violinist Rosanne Phillipens, viola player Hannah Strijbos and cellist Lidy Blijdorp. With the Allegra quartet, we studied at the Dutch String Quartet Academy with Stefan Metz.

In 2010 I completed my bachelor’s degree with Ilona Sie Dhian Ho at the Royal Conservatory. In 2012 I obtained my master’s degree there with Vera Beths. In addition to the regular lessons, I took master classes with Anner Bijlsma, Philippe Graffin, Rainer Kussmaul, Mauricio Fuks, Tanja Becker-Bender, Donald Weilerstein and others.

During my master studies I did an internship at the Residentie Orkest in The Hague. Since my graduation I often play there as a permanent substitute. I also play with the Rotterdam Philharmonic, the Radio Philharmonic Orchestra and Ludwig.

During my training I followed methodology lessons with Koosje van Haeringen. I have been teaching violin since I was 18. After graduating I taught at the Kamer Muziekatelier Delft, Locatelli festival, Orlando Festival and at the Kreismusikschule in Heinsberg (D).

Since 2017, it has been my pleasure to teach violin and viola at the Music Academy the Hague.