Ernst Jan Vos

Ernst Jan Vos

Ernst Jan Vos, born in Amersfoort (1996), comes from a family of musicians. At the age of five he started taking his first violin lessons. Ernst Jan is currently studying for his masters degree at the Conservatory of Amsterdam with Vera Beths, after succesfully graduating from his bachelor degree in June 2018 with Maria Milstein. During his first year masters he studied as an Erasmus exchange student at the Kunst Universität Graz with prof. Eszter Haffner.
From 2006 he studied with Natalia Morozowa at the Conservatory of Rotterdam (CODARTS) and from 2010 with Lex Korff de Gidts at the Sweelinck Academy, the young talent class of the Conservatory of Amsterdam.
As a co-founder of the Arkosvky Sextet he has given many concerts in venues such as Het Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Muziekgebouw aan ’t IJ and Tivoli Vredenburg. In addition to live performances at Radio 4, the sextet was broadcast several times by Brava with Johannes Brahms’ second string sextet.
As an orchestral musician Ernst Jan has played projects with the Amsterdam Sinfonietta, Het Gelders Orkest and the Nieuwe Philharmonie Utrecht. During his studies he performed as a concertmaster and sectionleader in several projects of the Amsterdam Conservatory Orchestra and the Nationaal Jeugdorkest.
Ernst Jan was invited to various festivals such as Gustav Mahler Academy, Aurora Festival, Zeist Music Days, Internationale Masterclass Apeldoorn, Internationaal Kamermuziekfestival Schiermonnikoog, Burg Feistritz Masterclasses, 59th Weimar Masterclasses and Internationaal Kamermuziekfestival Utrecht. He followed masterclasses with Gerhard Schulz, Lukas Hagen, Philippe Graffin, Ilya Grubert, Eszter Haffner, Stephan Picard, Dmitry Ferschtman, Reinbert de Leeuw, Gary Hoffman, members of the State Borodin Quartet, the Jerusalem Quartet and the Pavel Haas Quartet.
Ernst Jan is winner of several prizes at the SJMN Concours and the Prinses Christina Concours. At the last one he received the first prize and the public award in ’s Hertogenbosch in 2013.
At the moment Ernst Jan is playing on a Johannes Theodorus Cuypers violin, built in 1800 and made available by Het Nationaal Muziekinstrumenten Fonds.