#1 on iTunes Classical chart with the Mirovia Quartet (2014-02-22)
February 2014 – You can now listen to Merel on harpist Remy van Kesteren’s new CD, “Memento“, on which she collaborated both with her new string quartet, the Mirovia quartet, and trompettist Eric Vloeimans. The CD entered the iTunes Classical charts at #1.
Master of Music in London (2012-06-27)
June 2012 – After finishing her Bachelor of Music degree at the Royal College of Music this month, Merel will continue her studies in London in the Master of Music course in September, made possible by scholarships from the Dutch foundations Kersjesfonds and Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds.
Concert for Prince and Princess of Romania (2012-06-07)
May 2012 – On the 15th of May, Merel performed for Prince Radu and Princess Margarita of Romania in the Royal Palace in Bucharest. The Romanian press wrote about this: “The beautiful Dutch violinist Merel Vercammen captivated the audience with a magnificent performance.”
Holland Music Sessions (2011-08-08)
August 2011 – This summer Merel will be participating in the Holland Music Sessions, where she will receive master classes by prof. Josef Rissin. During the festival Merel will give a concert as well in the Nutszaal Enkhuizen on August 21st.
HSP Scholarship (2010-05-02)
April 2010 – Merel was selected for a scholarship from the Huygens Scholarship Programme. Therewith she belongs to a small group of outstanding students that will continue their studies in a chosen country with financial support from the Dutch government. The award ceremony will be on Thursday, May 27 at the Spanish court in The Hague.
Royal College of Music (2010-03-16)
Merel has been accepted as a student to the Royal College of Music in London, where she will continue her violin studies from September 2010. Furthermore the Royal College offered her a scholarship.
1st prize at National Competition (2009-12-31)
November 2009 – Merel has won the first prize at the National Competition of the Foundation for Young Music Talent of the Netherlands. Additionally, she was awarded a prize for the best performance of a freely chosen piece by a Dutch composer.