Dutch violinist Liesbeth Ackermans studied with Coosje Wijzenbeek, Wiktor Liberman, Keiko Wataya and David Takeno. She graduated from the Utrecht Conservatoire (The Netherlands) and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London. During her studies, she has been a member of the European Community Youth Orchestra.
Liesbeth has been a violinist in the London Symphony Orchestra for almost four years, in which capacity she worked together with leading musicians and conductors. She has been performing with the LSO on concert tours throughout Europe, USA, Japan and the Middle-East. Liesbeth has been performing extensively with European chamber orchestras, among others the European Union Chamber Orchestra, Camerata Academica Salzburg, and the Salzburg Chamber Soloists.
In The Netherlands, she has performed as a freelance violinist with the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, the Radio Chamber Philharmonie and she was a violinist in Combattimento Consort Amsterdam.
Liesbeth is a regular chamber music player.
Already during her studies, she has had a lively interest and fascination for teaching. From 2002 until 2007, she has been member of the faculty of the Prins Claus Conservatoire in Groningen, teaching violin and violin methodology. Since 2008, she is a violin teacher at the Royal Conservatoire in The Hague. Since 2009, she is also teaching violin at the Academie Muzikaal Talent in Utrecht. Liesbeth has been a guest teacher at the Music Academy in Sarajevo and she has been faculty member of the Peter the Great Festival in Groningen for several years.
Since September 2015 Liesbeth is conducting a practise-based master research at the Royal Conservatoire, exploring ways to enhance harmonic awareness by (tonal) improvisation on the violin.
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