Under the Honorary Chairmanship of Her Majesty Queen Paola
Chapelle Musicale Reine ElisabethChapelle Musicale Reine Elisabeth

Maria Milstein, violin

Maria Milstein, violin

Born in Moscow into a family of musicians, Maria Milstein (1985) studies in Amsterdam Conservatory with Ilya Grubert and in London with David Takeno, receiving the highest possible grades for her Bachelor and Master diplomas. Between 2011 and 2014 Maria is Artist in Residence at the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel in the class of Augustin Dumay.Maria is a prizewinner of major international competitions and awards such as “Città di Brescia” and “Premio Rodolfo Lipizer” in Italy, the ARD Competition in Munich and the Lyon International Chamber Music Competition with the Van Baerle Trio, the Concertgebouw Vriendenkrans Competition and the Kersjes Prize in the Netherlands. In 2013, Maria collaborates with the Liège Royal Philharmonic Orchestra for the recording of Saint-Saëns works for violin and orchestra ( Zig-Zag Territoires label – Music Chapel CD colection). Maria’s début CD « Sounds of War », recorded with pianist Hanna Shybayeva and featuring Sonatas by Poulenc, Janáček and Prokofiev, was released in January 2015 on Cobra Records; Together with pianist Hannes Minnaar and cellist Gideon den Herder Maria forms the Van Baerle Trio, one of Netherlands’ most successful ensembles. In 2014 the Trio made the ECHO Rising Stars Tour, which brought them to famous concert halls.Since September 2014 Maria holds a teaching position at the Amsterdam Conservatory. Maria plays on a violin by Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume (Paris, 1860).