Biography

"A friend of music, is a friend of mine"

Sanne Zwikker is a 16-year-old Dutch-American violinist from New York City.  She started her violin studies at the age of three and studies at the Manhattan School of Music conservatory.

In 2018, Luister magazine introduced Sanne as the "young, super talented violinist from New York City." In the summer of 2019, Sanne brought her GenZ Tour to the Netherlands where she performed her Mendelssohn Violin Concerto with sold out performances in 4 cities. Mexican-American conductor, Felipe Tristan praised her: "She is very talented and driven, and her repertoire is difficult." In the same year, her crossover version of Bach's 1st Sonata was streamed to 100K gen Z followers. LEVEN magazine called her the "young protégée who builds bridges in the world of music", referring to working across borders, music styles, and age groups. Her international collaborations include works composed, arranged, and performed with musicians from the Americas, the Netherlands, and India. In 2021, Sanne released her work from Paganini. In 2022 she released her online recording of Prokofiev's First Violin Concerto.

Sanne Zwikker studies under the tutelage of Kyung Yu (a Juilliard alumni and former student and assistant of Dorothy DeLay, and faculty member of the Yale School of Music). She studies under the guidance of Bela Horvath (a Manhattan School of Music alumni and former student of Pinchas Zukerman and Patinka Kopec) at the Manhattan School of Music. During her earlier years she studied with Michael Klotz (a Juilliard alumni and former student of Lewis Kaplan and Lynn Blakeslee). Her principle influences are Ida Haendel and Jacqueline du Pré