The Dutch violinist Frederieke Saeijs achieved international recognition when she won the prestigious Premier Grand Prix, as well as several special distinctions, at the 2005 Long-Thibaud International Violin Competition in Paris. That success brought concert invitations from all over the world, and since then Saeijs has appeared as soloist with such renowned orchestras as the Orchestre National de France, New Japan Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Scottish National Orchestra and the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra. She has collaborated with such notable conductors as Neeme Järvi, Ken-Ichiro Kobayashi, Christoph Poppen and Jaap van Zweden.
Saeijs is passionate about chamber music and has joined forces with the pianist Nino Gvetadze and cellist Maja Bogdanovic to form the Arosa Trio, which has performed in such distinguished venues as the Royal Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, and the Tonhalle, Düsseldorf. She also plays regularly with colleagues and friends at international chamber music festivals.
Saeijs’s recording of Sonatas by Ravel, Respighi and Granados [Naxos 8.572093] with Maurice Lammerts van Bueren (piano), received enthusiastic reviews: ‘Her playing has the power to move you and make you want to hear more’ (International Record Review). Her recent recording of the Sonatas for Solo Violin by Ysaÿe, recorded for Linn Records, was described by Gramophone as: ‘A memorable interpretation. [Saeijs] smoothly negotiates the works’ fiendish challenges without once compromising her lustrous tone.’
In addition to performing, Saeijs enjoys mentoring new talent; she regularly gives international masterclasses, and has acted as a main subject teacher at both the Royal Conservatoire in The Hague and the Universidad Alfonso X el Sabio in Madrid.