Lenneke van Staalen - Lyrical Violin


Lenneke van Staalen grew up in a family of western classical musicians and had her first encounter with indian music in 1992 in New Delhi, where she studied with the late violinist Shri Joy Shrivastava. It was during this period that she discovered a first deep affinity with this music and its emotional depth and expression.


After returning to the Netherlands she continued her education at the Indian music department of the Rotterdam conservatory under vocalist Koustuv Ray. She received her master diploma cum laude in 2003 and was rewarded with the 'price for excellent performance'. She continued her studies in Mumbai with master violinist Pandit D.K.Datar.


In Europe and India she performs frequently, both in a classical Indian setting as well as in cooperation with western classical- or world music ensembles. Her music resonates a deep passion expressed both virtuose and lyrically. She is a teacher at the Indian music department in Rotterdam.

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