Marika Holmqvist

Marika, whose playing was hailed as “mightily impressive, tonally attractive and intellectually secure” (Philadelphia Inquirer) enjoys an active freelance career performing as concertmaster and or principal for ensembles as diverse as Trinity Wall Street Baroque Orchestra (NYC), Spire Ensemble (Kansas City), Handel Choir (Baltimore), and Barocco Boreale (Finland). She has toured 30 countries with distinguished European and American early music ensembles, led and coached operas at Harvard and Cornell, taught baroque string techniques at Rutgers, and guest lectured at the Novia University of Applied Sciences (Finland). Her 20 – odd recordings include the GRAMMY-nominated Handel’s Israel in Egypt with the Trinity Wall Street Choir and Baroque Orchestra. Marika holds two masters degrees (Baroque Violin Performance and Pedagogy) from the Royal Conservatory in The Hague.