Jellantsje de Vries is one of the most versatile Dutch violinists of her generation. Her affinity with theatre, dance and visual arts has led to collaborations with several choreographers, directors and other artists, which have resulted in many unique, engaging and critically acclaimed performances.
Jellantsje is an active chamber musician and soloist. She has performed solo and chamber works with the Asko|Schönberg Ensemble, Looptail, Insomnio and the Doelen Ensemble, and has worked with conductors such as Etienne Siebens, Arie van Beek, Bas Wiegers and Reinbert de Leeuw. She has given many world premieres of pieces by composers based in the Netherlands including Klaas de Vries, Jan van de Putte, Kate Moore, Rob Zuidam, Christina Oorebeek and Louis Andriessen. Her love for new music, however, doesn’t interfere with her affinity with – (and understanding of) – music of older periods and other genres.
In 2012 Jellantsje became a member of The Stolz Quartet, with whom she has presented several music theatre performances, including A Love Unsung – composed by Rob Zuidam and directed by Kees Stolze – and Loud Shadows | Liquid Events – composed by Kate Moore, choreographed by LeineRoebana, and presented in a bubble made by the designer and founder of Plastique Fantastique, Marco Canevacci. Both of these performances were played multiple times during the Oerol Festival (NL) in 2015 and 2017. With The Stolz she recorded two CDs with music by Ravel, Scriabin, Rob Zuidam, Klaas de Vries, Theo Verbey, Einar Torfi Einarsson and Kate Moore.
In 2017 Jellantsje organized Razende Stilstand, a staged concert with music of Jan van de Putte and Klaas de Vries, choreographed by Kenzo Kusuda and accompanied by an animated film that she herself created. In 2014 Jellantsje played Klaas de Vries’ Concerto for Violin and Orchestra with the Orquesta Sinfónica de la Universidad de Guanajuato (OSUG), Mexico.
Jellantsje earned her master’s degree with distinction in 2012 from the Conservatorium van Amsterdam, where she studied with Vera Beths.
Jellantsje plays on an instrument made in 2005 by the Dutch violin maker Jan van der Elst.