Born in 1979, Frederieke Saeijs started to play violin at age of seven. In 1992 she entered the Special Class for Young Gifted Musicians at the Royal Conservatory (The Hague, The Netherlands). After finishing the Gymnasium in 1998 Frederieke was fully admitted to the Royal Conservatory, where she studied with Lex Korff de Gidts, Peter Brunt and Jaring Walta. There she received both her Bachelor Diploma (2002) and her Master Diploma (2004) with distinction for creative musicality. At present Frederieke studies with Mauricio Fuks at the Bloomington Jacobs School of Music (Indiana, USA) and takes master-classes with outstanding musicians. Since 1992 Frederieke was a prize-winner of numerous music competitions. Her major victory came in 2005 when Frederieke won the Grand Prix together with several other prizes at the Marguerite Long — Jacques Thibaud International Violin Competition in Paris, France. As a result of this success Frederieke was invited to perform in France, Japan, Germany, Italy, Scotland, Switzerland and Russia. As a soloist Frederieke Saeijs appeared with many orchestras, such as the Atheneum Chamber Orchestra, Bellitoni Symphony Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra of the Netherlands, the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra (January 2006) and the Symphony Orchestra of the The Hague Royal Conservatory. Frederieke plays together with pianist Maurice Lammerts van Bueren as a violin-piano duo.