Biography

Pieternel TilsPieternel Tils (1999) started playing the violin when she was five years old. At age 11 she was admitted to the Academy for Musical Talent and she was taught by Liesbeth Ackermans. Since 2014 her teacher is Ilona Sie Dhian Ho, who is main subject teacher at the Royal Conservatoire of The Hague. In the summer of 2017 she started her bachelor of music with her at this institute.

In 2016 Pieternel won the first prize at the Dutch National Violin Competition, in her age category (14-17 years old). In that same year, she was granted a scholarship by the Van den Ende Foundation for a two-week masterclass by Mauricio Fuks in Orford, Canada. Pieternel won several prizes at the Prinses Christina Concours and the Britten Violin Competition. In the summer of 2016 she was awarded the Labberté Hoedemaker prize, for the most distinctive playing during the Peter de Grote Festival. After having played solo with orchestra several times, she made her debut with the Radio Philharmonic Orchestra in November 2016. During the Prinses Christina Concours in 2018 she regionally won the first prize.

Pieternel played concerts during the Grachtenfestival Amsterdam, Emmy Verhey Festival, Delft Chamber Music Festival and played solo with the baroque ensemble Combattimento. Furthermore, she has a passion for chamber music. From 2013 until 2016, she was a member of the Gióvani Quartet. This Quartet won several prizes and was coached by members from prominent string quartets. Right now, Pieternel is a part of the Audax trio, together with pianist Jorian van Nee and cellist Florianne Remme.