Born in 1996, Coraline Groen took up the violin at the age of three. She obtained a bachelor’s degree from the Royal Conservatoire in The Hague, where she is currently continuing her studies with Vera Beths. Her teachers have included Peter Brunt and Philippe Graffin in The Hague, and Rodney Friend at the Royal Academy of Music in London.
Groen won first prize at the Britten Violin Competition and at the regional finals of the Princess Christina Competition, as well as second prize at the Davina van Wely National Violin Competition. She was a member of the academy of the Residentie Orchestra during the 2017/2018 season. Groen was appointed principal violinist of the Royal Conservatoire Symphony Orchestra and principal of the second violins of the Youth Orchestra of the Netherlands, the RAM Symphony Orchestra and the Gustav Mahler Academy Orchestra. She has also taken part in projects with the Nieuwe Philharmonie Utrecht, the Antwerp Philharmonic and Asko|Schoenberg.
Groen has participated in masterclasses at the Gustav Mahler Academy, the Cambridge International String Academy and the Orlando Festival.
Groen is a member of the Volkmann Trio, which won the Royal Conservatoire’s prize for best ensemble in 2015 and which was subsequently invited to perform at the Dutch embassies in Vilnius and Brussels (www.volkmanntrio.com). She is also a member of De Formule, an ensemble which won the 2018 Grote Kamermuziekprijs and performed at the Harmos Festival in Porto (www.ensembledeformule.nl). She has a duo with bayan player Robbrecht Van Cauwenberghe.
Groen plays a violin built by W. Crijnen in 2006 and a bow built by A. Grütter in 2003, both of which are on loan to her from the Dutch National Musical Instruments Fund.