Dutch violinist Pieter van Loenen graduated summa cum laude from the Royal Conservatoire in The Hague in 2016 and was awarded a special prize for the best exam of the year by this institution. In the same year, Pieter won Second Prize and the Audience Prize at the Dutch Oskar Back National Violin Competition, where the jury lauded his playing as “exceptionally energetic and deeply musical”. He is currently active as a soloist and as a chamber musician, both at home and abroad, most recently on tours to the United States and China. In 2018, he was Young Artist in Residence of the Dutch National Youth Orchestra. Pieter won the Dutch Classical Talent Audience Award 2019, with a solo recital programma which he performed in all the major halls of the country.