South-African born violinist IAN VAN RENSBURG has been first concert master of the Aarhus Symphony Orchestra, Denmark, since 1993. He was previously first concert master with the Giessen Stadttheater (Germany), Adelaide Symphony (Australia), ORF-Radio (Vienna), Südwestdeutshes (Konstanz), Südwestfãlisches (Hilchenbach), Metropolitana (Lisbon), as well as the Aarhus Sinfonietta and Aarhus Bach Orchestra.
He studied at the Juilliard School of Music, New York with Dorothy DeLay and Naoko Tanaka and later with Prof. Gerhard Schulz in Vienna. In 1984 he won 1st prize in the Cape Town Symphony’s 70th anniversary Violin Competition.
Alongside his career as concert master he is an active soloist, chamber musician and teacher.