After having passed with distinction both Bachelor’s (1998) and Master’s degrees (2000) in The Hague, Joris van Rijn entered the Juilliard School, New York, studying with Glenn Dicterow (concertmaster of the N.Y. Philharmonic) and Robert Mann. In 2001 he obtained the Professional Studies Degree for solo violin, chamber music and orchestra. Since September 2002 Joris has been first concertmaster of the Radio Philharmonic Orchestra and the Radio Chamber Philharmonic (Holland). He regularly performs as concertmaster in several Dutch orchestras. As soloist Joris has played with most of the leading Dutch orchestras: Residentie Orchestra (the Hague), the Noord Holland Philharmonic Orchestra, the Radio Philharmonic Orchestra, the Gelders Orchestra and the Radio Symphony Orchestra. In September 2002 his debut CD was released, containing contemporary caprices for solo violin written by 24 Dutch composers. As member of the Ruysdael Quartet and Ensemble Cameleon he is frequently invited for chamber music festivals throughout Europe. With these ensembles he also made several recordings. 

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