Lavinia Meijer

Dutch-South Korean, award-winning harpist Lavinia Meijer is one of the most diverse harpists of the 21st century. After her debut at the Carnegie Hall in New York in 2007, she is invited regularly to perform as a soloist in Europe, Asia and America. In 2007 she was awarded the Borletti-Buitoni Trust and in 2009 the Dutch Music Prize, the highest distinction by the Dutch Government for a Dutch classical musician. In 2014 she joined the Dutch King and Queen during their State visit to South Korea and performed a solo evening. Meijer is passionate about broadening the possibilities of the harp.

What does the Big X mean to you?

“For me the X stands for connecting the past and the future in these moments of sharing knowledge and insights, which are gathered throughout the past, and inspire the next generations to develop themselves further into the future.”

What is the best idea worth sharing you came across the past 10 years?

“The best idea worth sharing I came across is that you can find your purpose in life by looking for your deepest passion and keep exploring all the possibilities within. Purpose brings happiness and happiness connects people.”