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Tijmen Huisingh (Amsterdam, 1979) is a tempestuous musician who wholeheartedly delves into every piece and genre he encounters: from 16th century baroque to pop/rock music of today.
He is much in demand as a chamber musician and guest-concertmaster/director with ensembles such as Concertgebouw Chamber Orchestra, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Kristiansand Symphony Orchestra, English Symphony Orchestra, Combattimento Consort Amsterdam and the Netherlands Symphony Orchestra.
He was a laureate in numerous violin competitions in the Netherlands and at the International Chamber Music Competition 2007 “Rovere d’Oro” in Italy.
Since 2017, Tijden is leader of the Edinburgh Quartet. The quartet will celebrate its 60th birthday in the 20/21 season. From 2017 till 2019 he was sub-principal 1st violin at the Royal Northern Sinfonia (UK), in November 2019 he was appointed assistant concertmaster of the Dutch Chamber Orchestra.
Recent concert highlights include appearances at the international chamber music festivals of Utrecht, the Hague, Schleswig-Holstein (Ger) and Staunton (USA), the European tour of Janine Jansen’s (cd) project ‘the Bach concerto’s’ as well as concerts with Bach’s Goldberg variations with the Huisingh-Zemtsov-Wispelwey string trio. Recent appearances on CD include “Fuerza” with the Kraayenhof Tango Ensemble and “Pearl” with Combattimento.
Tijmen studied the violin at the Amsterdam Conservatory with Jan Repko, Lex Korff de Gidts and Ilya Grubert and graduated in 2007 from the ‘International Competition Preparation Course’ at the Scuola di Musica di Fiesole (Italy) under the guidance of Pavel Vernikov and Oleksandr Semchuk.
He gratefully plays a Venetian violin from 1750 by Sanctus Serafin and a Caressa-Francais bow; both kindly loaned to him by the NMF (Dutch Musical Instruments Foundation).