BETTINA MARIE EZAKI

BORN AND LIVING IN COPENHAGEN.
CLASSICALY EDUCATED VIOLINIST / ENTREPRENEUR
GRADUATE OF THE ROYAL ACADEMY OF MUSIC, 2014

Captured through my window by Jakob Steen Pedersen

Captured through my window by Jakob Steen Pedersen

I started playing the violin when I was 6 years old, with the former Suzuki institute leader Tove Detreköy. I have been graced with the best violin pedagogues in Denmark, as I later studied with Alexandre Zapolski at the Royal Academy of Music, as well as Elisabeth Schneider, Tim Frederiksen and Jens Elvekjær as teachers in chamber music. In 2012 I studied with teacher Joey Corpus in NYC, a violin pedagogue at Curtis institute of Music.

My approach to music is not very different, to that of life. An open mind, a sensitivesness towards nuances and the ability to wear a coat of many colours, to fit different occasions and challenges. With a conscious approach to my path in music making, I hope to extend joy and energy to the people around me. I believe that everybody has something beautiful to offer, and we should all support each other in expressing that beauty.

Fields of work/interest

Solo and chamber music performances

Contemporary music

Improvisational works

Dance and theater productions

Collaborations with visual and educational arts

Ensembles

Halvcirkel (string quartet)

Gio et Julia (violin duo)

Educational/teachers credit list

Alexandre Zapolski

Tove Detreköy

Béla Detreköy

Joey Corpus

Elisabeth Zeuthen-Schneider

Curriculum Vitae Bettina Ezaki

Curriculum Vitae Bettina Ezaki (list format)

 

Entrepreneurship

I started an artist work collective, for musicians and other creative minds, to come together to better themselves as both musicians and as a network, collectively working towards opening up the world of classical music. Kammerklubben is a daily work environment for musicians where they can practice, but also a common ground for experimenting and meeting new audiences. 

With the curios and open mind in focus, my friends and I have started a musical course called Universel Musik, which is a course designed for young musicians, primarily with high artistic level, to communicate in new ways and cross genres. This year was the first time we held it, at Sankt Annæ Gymnasium, teaching all music students and MGK students throughout a week. The teacher team consist of Morten McCoy, Jonathan Bremer, Signe Lykke, Nicolai Kaas Claesson, Tobias Elof and I.

Practising at home, captured by my beautiful friend Jakob Steen Pedersen

Practising at home, captured by my beautiful friend Jakob Steen Pedersen