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Luna De Mol - Violin


Luna De Mol (°12-08-2002, Ghent, Belgium) started playing the violin with Fedra Coppens at the age of four. In September 2014 she was accepted to the Sweelinck Academy for Young Talent at the Conservatory of Amsterdam with Prof. Coosje Wijzenbeek. In that same year she joined the renowned string ensemble ‘Fancy Fiddlers’, an ensemble that regularly performs in The Netherlands as well as abroad. She performed as a soloist with this ensemble and led it from September 2017 until August 2019. In 2015 Luna received a scholarship to study at the International Music Academy of the Principality of Liechtenstein, where she regularly takes part in intensive masterclasses, concerts and other activities.

At the age of 15, Luna was offered a spot in the class of David Takeno (Eugène Ysaÿe International Chair of Violin) at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama (London, UK), where she started her Bachelor studies in September 2019. She has received and continues to receive scholarships and grants from a.o. the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, the John & Marine Fentener van Vlissingen foundation, the Herman Krebbers foundation, Jean & Isabelle and the Charity of Mary Barnes.

Luna is a founding member of the Fibonacci String Quartet, formed in London in September 2019. In March 2020 the quartet won both 1st prize and audience prize at the international Beethoven Competition for Young Musicians in London, being the youngest participants competing. Later that same month they also won 1st prize at the Saint James Chamber Music competition in London. They regularly perform throughout the United Kingdom and abroad.

Luna won the Dutch National Violin Competition (category Davina van Wely) in January 2018 and was previously winner and laureate of several other competitions such as the VLAMO competition (2012), the Breughel Concours (2014) and the International Grumiaux Concours (2016).

In June 2018, Luna was invited to participate in an exclusive masterclass with the renown violinist Renaud Capuçon, held at the magical venue of the Chateau de Versailles in France. Furthermore, Luna had masterclasses with a.o. Simone Lamsma, Nadia Wijzenbeek, Adrian Brendel, Jenny Spanoghe, Guido De Neve, Marek Kowalski, Vadim Tsibulevsky, Coosje Wijzenbeek, the Gould piano trio, the Castalian Quartet, the Chilingirian Quartet, the Rubens Quartet and many more.

She also got the opportunity to perform with great masters such as Janine Janssen, Rosanne Philippens, Steven Isserlis, Julian Rachlin, Boris Brovtsyn, Ramón Ortega, Andreas Ottensamer, Tine Thing Helseth, Anneleen Lenaerts …

Luna regularly performs concerts both at home and abroad, and is equally sought after as a soloist and a chamber musician. She performed at a.o. the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel (Waterloo, BE), Flagey Studio 4 (Brussels), Het Koninklijk Concertgebouw and Splendor (Amsterdam), Tivoli-Vredenburg (Utrecht) and at international festivals such as: Het Grachtenfestival Amsterdam (2016, 2017, 2018), Arte Armanti (Belgium, 2018, 2019), International Chamber Music Festival The Hague (2018), International Chamber Music Festival Utrecht (2015, 2018), the Next Generation Festival and the VP Bank Classic Festival (Switzerland, 2017, 2018), Klassiek op ‘t Amstelveld (2015, 2016) and Les Musicales de Lubéron (France, 2015, 2016). In January 2014 she was invited by the Belgian contemporary composer Jan Van Landeghem to create his latest composition for violin and piano entitled ‘Dulle Griet’. Luna has performed for Her Majesty Queen Mathilde of Belgium, His Royal Highness the King of the Netherlands and Their Royal Highnesses the King and Queen of Liechtenstein. In 2015 Luna gave a live on-air solo performance on the French radio station ‘France Musique’ for more than 4 million listeners. She has also made regular TV appearances, including but not limited to: Man Bijt Hond en Karrewiet (één, 2012), Het Journaal en Karrewiet (één, 2015), Podium Witteman (NPO, 2016), BRAVA (2016) and Podium Extra (NPO Cultura, 2017).

submission December 2020