The Resonans quartet
Resonans is a quartet of very skilled, passionate musicians. All four started their careers with other instruments - and all four fell completely in love with the nyckelharpa after discovering the instrument. Through studies with nyckelharpa virtuosos (like Marco Ambrosini, Emilia Amper, Torbjörn Näsbom, Didier François, Magnus Holmström) they developed their technical skills and repertories. The nyckelharpa turned out to be their final destionation. Yet they certainly do not neglect their other instruments - even these make their appearance during Resonans concerts! With a repertory varying from Rock&Roll to baroque and renaissance music, from Sweden to the Middle East, Resonans creates a unique musical experience, through enormous variation, fascinating and at times hilarious presentation, and through the surprising richness of sound of the nyckelharpas.
Tim de Wijs is the nestor of Resonans and one of its most active members. He started playing the violin at a very early age. Some years later the clarinet and saxophone joined the team of instrum- ents. During his conservatory years he played in the National Youth Orchestra of the Netherlands. At the same time he became a specialist in jazz and folk music with his clarinet. Tim has been (and still is) a violin teacher for many decades. He played in wellknown orchestras, such as the Metropole, the Gelders Orkest and the famous Malando tango orchestra. He even played in professional folk music ensembles. A vast amount of inter- national tours and recordings presented his playing. And then he discovered the nyckelharpa….
Jos Koning is a musicologist and sociologist, but above al an unbelievably versatile professional violinist, playing everything from hardrock to classical music. He worked in tens of bands and can be heard on some 60 LPs and CDs. In the 1970s he lived in East Clare, Ireland, at that time still musically terra incognita. He worked intensively with local musicans and published a number of scientific studies on the musical practices in the area. As a violin teacher, Jos taught musicians on all technical levels, He published a line of workbooks for violinists and fiddlers (Rock the Fiddle) as well as three books with Dutch pieces for small string ensembles (Twee Violen en een Bas). From 1991 to 2005 he lived in Sweden, where he met the nyckelharpa. Much of his work can be found on his site. 
Elayne Lussenburg studied musical education and violin at the The Hague and Rotterdam conservatories. From 1985 onward she has performed home and abroad, with the Nieuw Philharmonisch Orkest, baroque orchestra Florilegium Musicum and other ensembles. She even played folk and ancient music with a number of ensembles. In 2009 she discovered the nyckelharpa. Even in very different ways Elayne is involved in music. From 1997 to 2012 she worked as manager in art education and artist support. In 2012, she started to work as coach and therapist, using music as an element to help clients getting access to their emotions. Music reaches beyond language and thinking. With this approach Elayne has even inspired other therapists.
Tonny Holsbergen started her musical career as a singer, working with the International Dance Theatre in Amsterdam as well as various folk music ensembles. Later, she became a hurdy gurdy specialist and performed with the Noordhollands Philharmonisch Orkest. From the hurdy gurdy it was a minor step to the nyckelharpa. Tonny even plays the Northumbrian small- pipes, a smaller, bellow-driven bagpipe from the north of England.. Besides her musical work, Tonny is an artist. After her studies at various art academies she has created a large body of two- and threedimensional works of art - a major part finding homes abroad. In Oman she regularly portrays the sultan; many cultural elements from Oman life can be found in her work.
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The Resonans quartet
Resonans is a quartet of very skilled, passionate musicians. All four started their careers with other instruments - and all four fell completely in love with the nyckel- harpa after discovering the instrument. Through studies with nyckelharpa virtuosos (like Marco Ambrosini, Emilia Amper, Torbjörn Näsbom, Didier François, Magnus Holmström) they developed their technical skills and repertories. The nyckelharpa turned out to be their final destionation. Yet they certainly do not neglect their other instruments - even these make their appearance during Resonans concerts! With a repertory varying from Rock&Roll to baroque and renaissance music, from Sweden to the Middle East, Resonans creates a unique musical experience, through enormous variation, fascinating and at times hilarious presentation, and through the surprising richness of sound of the nyckelharpas.
Tim de Wijs is the nestor of Resonans and one of its most active members. He started playing the violin at a very early age. Some years later the clarinet and saxophone joined the team of instruments. During his conservatory years he played in the National Youth Orchestra of the Netherlands. At the same time he became a specialist in jazz and folk music with his clarinet. Tim has been (and still is) a violin teacher for many decades. He played in wellknown orchestras, such as the Metropole, the Gelders Orkest and the famous Malando tango orchestra. He even played in professional folk music ensembles. A vast amount of inter- national tours and recordings presented his playing. And then he discovered the nyckelharpa….
Jos Koning is a musicologist and sociologist, but above al an unbelievably versatile professional violinist, play- ing everything from hardrock to classical music. He worked in tens of bands and can be heard on some 60 LPs and CDs. In the 1970s he lived in East Clare, Ireland, at that time still musically terra incognita. He worked intensively with local musicans and published a number of scientific studies on the musical practices in the area. As a violin teacher, Jos taught musicians on all technical levels, He published a line of workbooks
Elayne Lussenburg  studied musical education and violin at the The Hague and Rotterdam conservatories. From 1985 onward she has performed home and abroad, with the Nieuw Philharmonisch Orkest, baroque orchestra Florilegium Musicum and other ensembles. She even played folk and ancient music with a number of ensembles. In 2009 she discovered the nyckelharpa.
Tonny Holsbergen started her musical career as a singer, working with the International Dance Theatre in Amster- dam as well as various folk music ensembles. Later, she became a hurdy gurdy specialist and played with the Noordhollands Philharmonisch Orkest. From the hurdy gurdy it was a minor step to the nyckelharpa. Tonny even plays the North- umbrian smallpipes, a smaller, bellow-driven bagpipe from the north of England.. Besides her musical work, Tonny is an artist. After her studies at various art academies she has created a large body of two- and threedimensional works of art - a major part finding homes abroad. In Oman she regularly portrays the sultan; many cultural elements from Oman life can be found in her work.
Even in very different ways Elayne is involved in music. From 1997 to 2012 she worked as manager in art education and artist support. In 2012, she started to work as coach and therapist, using music as an element to help clients getting access to their emotions. Music reaches beyond language and thinking. With this approach Elayne has even inspired other therapists.
for violinists and fiddlers (Rock the Fiddle) as well as three books with Dutch pieces for small string ensembles (Twee Violen en een Bas). From 1991 to 2005 he lived in Sweden, where he met the nyckelharpa. Much of his work can be found on his site.