Emma has established herself as an active chamber musician, soloist and orchestral player, performing in the best halls of The Netherlands including The Concertgebouw (broadcast live on national radio) and all over Europe. Emma regularly collaborates with some of Holland’s most famous musicians including Maria Milstein, Lisa Jacobs, Ramon van Engelenhoven and Caspar Vos. She has also been invited to play at several renowned international chamber music festivals, such as the International Chamber Music Festival in Utrecht in Holland, the Francigena International Arts Festival and the Festival Internazionale di Musica (Portogruaro) in Italy, and the Duinstreek Chamber music festival in Holland. Other recent highlights include premiering Sebastian Fagerlund’s String Trio at a sold out Concertgebouw.

During the 2020-2021 season Emma will be giving a variety of chamber music concerts, recitals concerts and concertmaster appearances including a tour of Germany and concerts in Poland, Copenhagen, the UK and Emma will be returning to the major halls in The Netherlands. She will also appear as a soloists in works by Beethoven and Bruch.

Emma has received a number of awards such as the prize (‘Laberté Hoedemaker ) at the Peter de Groote Festival and she received numerous prizes at the National Prinses Chrsitina Competition. She has also been accepted as one of the twelve participants to ‘Crans- Montana Classics’ in Switzerland, with artistic director renowned violinist Schlomo Mintz. Recent concerto appearances have included performances of works by Brahms, Bach, Mozart and Vasks.

Emma is concertmaster of the ensemble ‘The String Soloists’ where she has also appeared as a soloist. They are based in the Netherlands where they regularly perform in all the major concert venues, but also performed internationally across Europe. A relatively new ensemble, their discography already includes discs of Haydn and Locatelli, their most recent CD was praised by BBC Music Magazine as being ‘Crisp clean playing’ and by Musicweb International ‘Style and sensitivity meets the exquisite and sophisticated’.

Emma is regularly asked to play with the Amsterdam Sinfonietta, the Residence Orchestra The Hague, The Radio Philharmonic Orchestra, The Noord Nederlands Orchestra and the Philharmonic Orchestra of the Netherlands (NedPho).

Emma’s studies began at the junior department at the Conservatory of Amsterdam. Emma continued her studies at the Conservatory of Amsterdam under Prof. Ilya Grubert and graduated with the highest mark “10”. Emma received full funding from the Netherlands to continue her studies with Lukas Hagen in Salzburg where she is currently finishing her post-graduate diploma. Additional inspiration has come from lessons and masterclasses by world famous violinists and musicians such as Christoph Poppen, Leonidas Kavakos, Gerhard Schultz, Schlomo Mintz, Schmuel Ashkenasi, Zakhar Bron, Ray Chen and Jaap van Zweden.

Emma plays on a violin built by Giovanni Grancino (1700-1705, Milan), generously given to her on extended loan by an anonymous benefactor.

Emma Roijackers foto Ronald Knapp