Elisa Dijkstra (1998) began lessons at 4 yrs old with Josien Lecoultre in Groningen. At 12 yrs old she was accepted into the youth department of the Conservatory of Amsterdam, to have lessons with Coosje Wijzenbeek. For the following 6 years she was a member of the Fancy Fiddlers string ensemble, with which she performed many concerts with amongst others Emmy Verhey, Menahem Pressler and Janine Jansen.
After two years of studies at the Prins Claus Conservatory with Veselina Manikova, now she is studying in her 2nd year of Bachelor's with Johannes Leertouwer at the Conservatory of Amsterdam. She has had masterclasses with Liza Ferschtman, Simone Lamsma en Vadim Repin. Elisa is a member of the National Youth Orchestra of the Netherlands and has participated in the Schleswig Holstein Festival Orchestra (2017).