Elisabeth Zeuthen Schneider

Associate professor, Violin, Strings
Elisabeth Zeuthen Schneider

Teaches violin and chamber music. Artistic Director of the Academy's Junior Strings. Educated at the Royal Danish Academy of Music with further studies in the United States. She has previously taught at the Academy of Music in Malmö and at the Academy of Music in Aalborg. She has been employed as a principal player with the Royal National Orchestra and the Danish National Symphony Orchestra.

She has extensive concert activities and has published many CD recordings. She also plays baroque violin and has been instrumental in the establishment of early music at the Academy.

Elisabeth Zeuthen Schneider studied at the Royal Danish Academy of Music with Professor Milan Vitek and Professor Endre Wolf. Her soloist debut was given the highest mark. She continued her studies in the U.S. with Alexander Schneider from the Budapest Quartet and Isidore Cohen of the Beaux Art Trio. She also spent time with Stanley Ritchie, professor of baroque violin at Indiana University (Jacobs School of Music).

Elisabeth Zeuthen Schneider has received the some of the most renowned Danish grants and awards, among others, the Carl Nielsen Award and the Sonning Foundation travel scholarships. She has been a soloist with all of the Danish symphony orchestras and for several years she was assistant concertmaster of the Royal Danish National Orchestra and the Danish National Symphony Orchestra.

Elisabeth Zeuthen Schneider has toured in France, Germany, Belgium, Iceland, the United States and now combines her position as associate professor of violin and chamber music with concerts, lectures and projects. She has recorded numerous CDs.

For ten years she was teacher in the Nordic Music Academy with Nikolaj Znaider as artistic director.

Elisabeth Zeuthen Schneider is now a teacher / active musician in: Thy Chamber Music Festival and Hvide Sande Masterclass.

Elisabeth Zeuthen Schneider has been active in the development of the Early music study programme at the Royal Danish Academy of Music. Furthermore, she has contributed greatly to the development of instrumental teaching as well as numerous "food chain" projects.

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Photo: Hannah Schneider