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Vineta Sareika

Vineta Sareika launched a promising career after her victory at the Queen Elizabeth International Violin Competition (2009, Belgium), and, in her capacity as a soloist, she is often invited to collaborate by high-class orchestras, such as the National Orchestra of Belgium, London Philharmonic and London Chamber Orchestra. Working with great conductors – Andris Nelsons, Paul Goodwin, Gilbert Varga and Gerard Corsten – she performs regularly not only in Europe but also in Asia, Australia and the United States.

Vineta Sareika was one of the founders of the now defunct Trio Dali; the trio won prestigious awards in competitions in Osaka, New York, Vienna and Frankfurt. The trio’s Ravel and Schubert recordings won critical accolades. Together with colleagues, Sareika has conducted masterclasses in Sydney and Melbourne, Vanderbildt University in Nashville and the Royal Music Academy in London.

In 2011, Sareika became the chief concertmaster of the Royal Filharmonic Orchestra of Flanders. Simultaneously, she performed concertmaster’s duties with several other orchestras, collaborating with such conductors as Riccardo Muti, Donald 


Runnicles, Kurt Masur, Jaap van Zweden and Hervé Niquet. As of 2012, Vineta Sareika has been the first violin of the world famous Artemis Quartet. She plays a Joseph Guadagnini violin (1793), temporarily loaned to her by a private sponsor.

Sareika started playing the violin at the age of five. She has studied at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Paris (with Gérard Poulet) and at the Queen Elisabeth Music College (with Augustin Dumay) and has enhanced her skills and knowledge in many masterclasses, including those given by Ida Haendel, Ivry Gitlis, Zakhar Bron, Mauricio Fuks and Franz Helmerson.

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