Kaija Lukas

April 04, 2011 

Kaija Lukas was born in Estonia and began her violin studies at the Rapla Music School in 1993, and continued at the Tallinn Music High School with Prof. Tiiu Peaske. Since 2006 she has been studying at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama in London with Prof. Jacqueline Ross, Ofer Falk and Stephanie Gonley.

Kaija has taken part in national and international competitions, including the “Remember Enescu” 2004 in Romania where she received 3rd Prize, and First Prize winner in the National Competitions of Estonia 2005 and 2007.

Kaija has given solo recitals and concerts with orchestras throughout Estonia, and has also been a member of the Tallinn Chamber Orchestra and the Tallinn Youth Orchestra, which she led in 2005. She has also taken part in City of London Chamber Orchestra and London Philharmonic Orchestra Future Firsts student scheme in 2008-2009.

In 2005-2006 she was a member of the European Union Youth Orchestra. Since 2009 she is a member of international chamber orchestra “iPalpiti”.

Kaija has taken part in masterclasses in the USA (Bowdoin International Music Festival), France (Recontres Musicales de Figeac), Salzburg and Weimar with professors E. Schmieder, I. Ozim, J. Ross, P. Munteanu and A. Fischer. As a chamber musician she has had coaching with the Belcea Quartet and the Takacs Quartet. In 2008-09 Kaija took part in the Erasmus exchange program and studied at Mozarteum University, Salzburg, with Prof. P. Roczek; and during 2009-10 with Professor Eduard Schmieder in Philadelphia.

Kaija has received scholarships from different foundations in Estonia and will complete her education at the Guildhall School with the kind support of the City of London Corporation and the Music Students’ Hostel Trust.