Born in Brussels in 2004, Pauline van der Rest began studying the violin at the age of seven with Igor Tkatchouk. In 2012, she joined the Ensemble des Jeunes Solistes de Belgique, of which she became concertmeister in 2015. "Young Talent" at the IMEP since 2017 and "Young Talent of Namur" in 2018, she follows numerous master classes and is regularly invited throughout Europe and even in Asia. Since 2020 she has been studying in Essen, Germany, with Boris Garlitsky. Every year she successfully participates in national and international competitions and has already collected almost 20 first prizes!