Soloists » Emlyn Stam, viola

Emlyn Stam is active as a chamber musician, soloist and orchestral musician in the Netherlands and throughout Europe. For seven years he was assistant principal violist of the Hague Philharmonic under Neeme Järvi. Other orchestral work has included appearances as a guest principle with Philharmonia Orchestra, the BBC Welsh National Orchestra and the Toulon Opera. Emlyn has made numerous appearances on Dutch radio and television; he has appeared as a soloist with the Amsterdam Symphony Orchestra and the Schönberg Ensemble. He has also performed at numerous festivals such as the Kuhmo Festival in Finland, Sound of Stockholm, Connect Festival, Giverny Chamber Music Festival, Grachtenfestival Amsterdam and Internatinal Chamber Music Festival Utrecht. Chamber music performances include concerts with the Parkanyi Quartet at the Concertgebouw and regular appearances with the Ysaÿe Trio, of which he as a founding member. The trio released its first CD on the DRC label in 2013. Emlyn is a founding member of the New European Ensemble as well as the ensemble’s Artistic Coordinator.

Emlyn completed his Bachelor’s degree in June 2006 and his Master’s in September 2008 at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague, having studied with Ferdinand Erblich and Vladimir Mendelssohn. Further studies have included master classes with Pinchas Zukerman, Michael Tree, Yuri Bashmet, Roberto Diaz, Tabea Zimmerman, Kim Kashkashian and Gerald Stanick.