Marija Strapcāne


Chamber Music Connects the World, junior

The Latvian violinist Marija Strapcāne studied at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et Danse de Lyon with Prof. Marianne Piketty and at the Zurich University of the Arts with Prof. Nora Chastain. During her time in Lyon, she discovered her passion for Baroque violin and received instruction from Prof. Odile Edouard. In this academic year, she has embarked on her second master's degree in Basel with Prof. Rainer Schmidt and further deepens her studies with a minor in Baroque violin with Prof. Leila Schayegh at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis.

Marija Strapcāne has participated in numerous masterclasses and received valuable lessons from artists such as Alexis Galperine, Barnabas Kelemen, Philippe Graffin, Gerard Poulet, Stéphanie-Marie Degand, Olivier Charlier, Rollo Kovac, Krzysztof Wegrzyn, and Alissa Margulis.

She has competed in a variety of competitions, winning the third prize at the VII August Dombrovski Competition and the first prize at the Latvian National Music Competition in 2014.

Her great passion lies in chamber music. Since 2021, she has been a member of the Kremerata Baltica. Previously, she was active at "Musique aux 4 horizons" in Ronchamp and "Musica in Vivo" in Klaipeda. Additionally, she participated in the Fontainebleau Schools of Music and Fine Arts sessions in 2019.

She plays a French violin by Albertus Blanchi (Nice 1905).