Valerie Isabel Steenken

Valerie Isabel Steenken

Born in Munich (Germany) in 1999. Since 2020, she studies at the Reina Sofía School of Music’s Telefónica Violin Chair with professor Marco Rizzi. She has been granted a scholarship by Fundación Albéniz.

She began her studies in 2016 at Munich’s Hochschule für Musik und Theater (Germany) with Julia Fischer. She has attended masterclasses by Ana Chumachenco, Andreas Janke, and Marco Rizzi himself.

Her performances with orchestra include her participation as first violin with the Odeon Jugendsinfonieorchester, as well as with the Bayerisches Landesjugendorchester. She has also performed with conductor Jonathan Nott at the Munich Philharmonic. As soloist, she has played within the Concert for Children series of the Munich Philharmonic, with Julia Fischer, and with the students’ orchestra of Munich’s Hochschule für Musik und Theater.

Since 2016, she is granted the Yehudi Menuhin Live Music Now scholarship. In 2019 she received several awards in Germany, including first prize at the Gerhard Voght International Chamber Music Competition and third prize at the August Everding Competition for Violin.

As a student of the School, she is currently a member of the Prosegur Albéniz Quartet and Ensemble.