Kerstin Dill

Kerstin Dill was born in Stuttgart in 1977 and received her first violin lessons at the age of 6. In 1994 she was accepted into the class of Prof. Ida Bieler at the Robert-Schumann-Musikhochschule in Düsseldorf, where she continued with her undergraduate studies after completing her Abitur in 1997.

In 1996 she was awarded the first prize for violin at Jugend musiziert, and in the same year was awarded a scholarship to the Villa Musica in Mainz. Following this, Kerstin performed as a soloist with various ensembles, i.a. the Hochschulorchester of the Robert-Schumann-Musikhochschule and the Stuttgarter Kammersolisten.

In 2000, Kerstin Dill was a laureate at the competition of the Instrumentenfonds der Deutschen Stiftung Musikleben in Hamburg, and in the following year she was accepted into the “Live Music Now – Rhein Ruhr” young artists programme as well as receiving a scholarship from the Hartmut-Schuler-Stiftung in Wuppertal.

Kerstin has performed as a chamber musician with, amongst others, I. Bieler, J. Kussmaul, M. Ostertag, H. Schlichtig and J. Williams – collaborations which provided her with important musical stimuli. Orchestral experience was gathered in the Orchestra of the Beethovenhalle Bonn, the Neusser Kammerakademie and in the Gürzenich-Orchester Köln. She has also attended numerous international masterclasses with i.a. H. Krebbers, Th. Brandis, A. Steinhardt, I. Ozim, Y. Kless and R. Kussmaul, and graduated both her diploma and Konzertexamen at the Robert Schumann Musikhochschule in Düsseldorf with distinction.