'Consistently intelligent playing'
- The Observer
'Schön durchgeatmet und ausgeglichen.'
- Ernst Hoffman, Ensemble
Maria-Paula Majoor // violinist
‘Dancing and making music at the same time, that’s what violin playing is to me. When I started at the age of five, I especially loved the movements you need to make as a violinist. And now it’s still magic being able to play a rhythm or melody and ‘dance’ on it at the same time.
When I play with the Matangi Quartet I feel like coming home. We have been playing string quartet since 1999 and just one look or a small gesture is enough to understand each other. Especially in our Beethoven project we got even more close and learned to trust on our strength as a group.
I also enjoy playing with different ensembles, orchestra’s or instrumentalists. Last year pianist Sepp Grotenhuis and I gave a concert at the Muziekgebouw aan ’t IJ with my ‘new Stradivarius’. One of the most inspiring concerts I ever gave. Playing with such an amazing pianist on a violin I built myself, so...to be continued…..’