Eline Hensels (10-1998),
Having started playing the cello at the age of 6 on the Music School in Maastricht.
She followed lessons at the Sweelinck Academy in Amsterdam (Monique Bartels), Larissa Groeneveld (The Hague) and Felix Schmidt (Royal Academy of music, London).
At the moment she is a student of Prof. Alexander Petrasch and Gustav Rivinius.
Eline was a first prizewinner of the music competitions such as the Princess Christina Competition in 2012 and 2014 and the Britten Cello Competition in 2015.
Eline gave several recitals in The Netherlands, Spain and in Switzerland as a member of ‘The fancy fiddlers’ and also as a soloist with symphonic Orchestra’s like the South Netherlands Philharmonic, Arka Symphonic Orchestra, The Akens University Orchestra (Germany), «Het Britten strijkorkest’ and others. In 2013 she got the chance to participate in a TV program called ‘De Zandtovenaar’ (KRO).
In 2016 she was one of the young musicians who participated in the concert tour to Leipzig and gave concerts in the Schumann, Mendelssohn and the Bach House.
In September 2016 she has played in the program ´Spiegelzaal´ in ´The Concertgebouw´ on Radio 4 together with ´choir of the year Quint´.
She participated in masterclasses such as Gustav Rivinius, Marcio Carneiro, Charles Watt, Istvan Vardai and Stephan Forck.
For her study in London Eline has received an ´entrance scholarship´ from the Royal academy of music, Van Den Ende Foundation and Fundatie Vrouwe van Renswoude.
Eline plays a new cello which is built for her by H-J. Thomas and also her bow is kindly loaned to her by H-J. Thomas Aken (Germany).