Place of birth:
Employed with the Rotterdam Philharmonic since:
1st August 2005
• Studied at the Royal conservatory in the Hague with Jean Decroos and Dmitri Ferschtman
• Master courses with Frans Helmerson, Steven Isserlis, Menahem Pressler (Beaux Arts Trio) and Rostislav Dubinsky (Borodin Quartet).
• Cellist and co-founder of Trio Suleika (since 2001, winner of several prizes such as Vriendenkrans, de Kersjesprijs, concerts in Europe and Syria, several cd’s, radio and television performances)
• Guest performer in ensembles including the Royal Concertgebouw Chamber Soloists, the Schönberg Ensemble, the Nederlands Blazers Ensemble, the Matangi Kwartet and the Ensemble Caméléon
• Guest performer at various chamber music festivals such as the Internationaal Kamermuziekfestival Haaglanden, Delft Chamber Music Festival, Linari Classic Festival (Italy, musical director in 2009)
• Freelance at several Dutch orchestras such as the Royal Concertgebouw Orkest, Radio Filharmonisch Orkest, het Residentie Orkest, Amsterdam Sinfonietta and captain of the celli at het Gelders Orkest.