The String Soloists is an international dynamic string ensemble based in Amsterdam, comprising 14 string players who perform under the leadership of artistic leader Lisa Jacobs. Their approach to music-making without a conductor is what distinguishes the group from the regular chamber orchestras. It demands intensive involvement from all the musicians.
Founded in 2015, The String Soloists have already performed at major venues in the Netherlands, Germany and Italy and were invited several times to perform live on Dutch radio and television. Highlights of this season include their debut in the prestigious sunday morning series of the Amsterdam Concertgebouw, the Robeco Summernights and concert tours to Italy, Germany and Portugal.
The repertoire of The String Soloists encompasses a variety of styles, ranging from Baroque to contemporary works. Alongside performances of the mainstream repertoire, the ensemble focusses on performing unjustly neglected works.
The composition of the ensemble enables them to play both as ensemble member and a soloist within the group. Besides their involvement in the String Soloists, all musicians individually are active members of the international music scene, both as chamber musicians and solo players.
Crisp clean playing, buoyant orchestral interaction **** BBC Music Magazine, November 2017
Spectacular played concertos – Fanfare Magazine, USA, January 2017
Style and sensitivity meets the exquisite and sophisticated – Musicweb International, UK, November 2016
Their interpretation is a little miracle of artfully-expressive playing – Pizzicato, Luxembourg, August 2016
Their approach to playing without a conductor distinguishes them from mainstream chamber orchestras. It demands an intensive involvement from all musicians and the result is phenomenal. ****** Klassiek Centraal, Belgium, July 2016