Dutch violinist Emma Rhebergen graduated for her masters degree in june 2018 at Maastricht Conservatory, in the class of Yuzuko Horigome. She began playing the violin at the age of five, attended the School for Young Talent at the Royal Conservatoire in The Hague from the age of fifteen, and studied there during that time with Koosje van Haeringen, and obtained her bachelors degree again at the Royal Conservatoire The Hague in the class of Vera Beths.
Although having learned the majority of the solo repertoire for violin, chamber music has always been of special interest to Emma. As a result, she has performed in various high profile programs which took place in halls such as the Concertgebouw Amsterdam (small hall) and Jurriaanse zaal in The Doelen, and she has also participated in festivals such as the International Chamber Music Festival in Utrecht, Grachtenfestival Amsterdam and Orlando Festival. Next to a member of the Chekhov piano trio, she is also part of the Metis String Quartet, and forms a dynamic violin-piano duo with pianist Michelle Chow.
She has won first prizes during different national competitions including the Princess Christina Competition and the competition of the International Chamber Music Festival in Hoorn. In 2016, she was a finalist with her string quartet in the competition “Big Chambermusic Prize” in Rotterdam and was twice semi-finalist of the Violin Competition Oskar Back in the Netherlands.
Emma has also vigorously pursued larger ensemble work as a member of various orchestras from a young age, garnering experience as both a tutti member and also as a concertmaster. She was concertmaster of the National Youth Orchestra of the Netherlands (NJO) and is now a member of the Dutch string orchestra Ciconia Consort, where she is regularly leading the second violin section.
As a soloist with orchestra Emma has appeared in works of Vivaldi, Bach, Mozart, Schumann, Shostakovich and Weill.