Novile Maceinaite


I started playing violin at the age of seven. In my learning process I have played on different instruments, although I only owned the very last one I had, which I have been playing from the age of seventeen. It was my companion for almost ten years and it helped a great deal in my own personal development. I participated and won number of competitions, getting the chance to tour around Lithuania playing M. Bruch’s violin concerto in g-minor.

However, during my studies in The Netherlands, my relationship with that violin changed. I felt that no matter how hard I worked, I could no longer reach my own expectations with the instrument. In the beginning, this was very difficult to accept for me, but after some years of painful experiences I came to realise that it was time to let my instrument go.

After two years of intense effort and searching for financial help, I was finally feeling ready to invest on a new violin. I have tried numerous instruments from a wide range of prices. It has not been easy to find an instrument that could fulfil my needs and that suits my playing, whilst being affordable to me. Luckily, I have found the beautiful instrument I am applying with and thanks to Stichting Eigen Muziekinstrument fund I was able to close the purchase deal.

As instrumentalists, we are aware that being a good musician is not always enough when looking for professional work. A high quality instrument plays a huge role in getting professional opportunities and establishing a solid reputation. I am very happy that with the help of Stichting Eigen Muziekinstrument fund help I will be able to contribute devotedly to the Dutch musical scene.