North Netherlands Orchestra Names New Concertmaster

Emi Ohi Resnick will begin in her new role with the orchestra while also serving as Professor of Violin at the North Netherlands Conservatory

(Photo credit: Jeroen Gosse)


Born in New York City, Resnick made her debut at Carnegie Hall when she was fifteen. A founding member of the collective Splendor and co-initiator of the String Quartet Biennale Amsterdam, she has performed throughout the United States, Europe, and Japan.

As a frequent guest concertmaster of various orchestras throughout Europe, Resnick has led a tour, residency, and a BBC Proms performance of The Academy of St Martin in the Fields.

She will take up her new position at the North Netherlands Orchestra as of August 1, 2022.

"I’ve loved being a visitor concertmaster. However, now could be the right time for me to make a long-term dedication," commented Resnick on her new position. "It is an honour to have this chance with top-of-the-line symphony orchestras within the Netherlands in such an interesting metropolis. I’m wanting ahead to it!"

A student of the Curtis Institute of Music with Szymon Goldberg, the Juilliard School with Louise Behrend and Robert Mann, the Mozart Academy Prague with Sándor Végh, and the Mozarteum Salzburg with Thomas Riebl and Ruggiero Ricci, Resnick has collaborated with the composer György Kurtág. She has also been a regular guest at the Marlboro Music Festival and the International Musicians Seminar in Prussia Cove, England.​

Resnick's Ruysdael String Quartet is in its 21st year and has started an exciting season with concerts in the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, De Doelen in Rotterdam, as well as tours of Japan and Turkey.

The North Netherlands Orchestra, or Noord Nederlands Orkest (NNO), was founded in 1862, making it the oldest professional symphonic orchestra in The Netherlands. Antony Hermus is currently the Principal Guest Conductor, while Michel Tabachnik is fulfilling the position of Conductor Emeritus.