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Arts Millenium Building

Newcastle Road
Galway

Ernst Spyckerelle was born in 1991 and started playing the violin at the age of six, after hearing a concert where that instrument was played. He also studied percussion and piano, but decided after a while to focus solely one instrument – the violin.

His first violin lessons were with Claude Jacoby and Sophie Vermeersch, at the CMN in Luxembourg. Aged 14, he went back to his native country Belgium to study with Nico Baltussen at the Lemmensinstituut and Philippe Koch, concertmaster of the Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg. Currently, he is studying at the conservatory of Amsterdam with Kees Koelmans.

Prizeholder of the “Concours des Jeunes solistes Luxembourg” in 2003 and goldmedalist of that same competition in 2012, he also has had the possibility to meet and study with violinists as amongst others Midori, Liviu Prunaru, Tedi Papavrami, Albrecht Breuninger…

In october 2014, he performed as a soloist with the Amikejo Youth Orchestra Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto in Aachen, Germany.

Loving music as a whole, Ernst Spyckerelle has tried to embrace and taste as many musical styles as possible – working together with composers to première new avant-garde pieces, playing tango in milonga’s, playing together with Jazz-musicians, musical theatre, orchestra, chamber music, and recently trying self-written arrangements and pieces.