Jeanine - violin
Jeanine van Amsterdam (1992), was admitted in the Bachelor program of the Conservatory of Amsterdam in the class of Peter Brunt, where she got her Bachelor degree in 2014, and was accepted in the Master with Vera Beths at the same Conservatory. She was also accepted in the Orchestra Academy of the Nederlands Philharmonisch Orkest. As a soloist she successively participated several times in competitions, including the Iordens Viooldagen and the Interprovinciaal Concours (1e prize). In 2013 Jeanine got through to the second round at the Nationaal Vioolconcours Oskar Back, she was one of the last 8 contestants. Jeanine has taken masterclasses with renowned musicians such as G. Horsch, I. Sie Dian Ho, H. Braune and G. Schulz.
Jeanine began her violin studies at M. de Gorter and A. Veerling and was accepted in the Young Musician Academy of the Conservatory of Amsterdam, with Coosje Wijzenbeek in 2007. She played there with ‘The Fancy Fiddlers’ and the 'Engadin String Quartet'. In 2004 she formed the 'Van Amsterdam Duo' with her brother Vincent (accordion). In 2009 this duo got the 2nd prize at the Princess Christina Concours, region West, and in March of the same year the 1st prize in the Chamber Music category of the Nationaal Accordeonconcours. In 2010 the duo won the 3rd prize at the Coupe Mondiale in Croatia and in 2012 the 1st prize at the internationale Akkordeonwettbewerb Klingenthal.
Jeanine is also part of the Dutch National Youth Orchestra, where she was concertmaster in the summer of 2012. In 2013 she was also admitted to the European Union Youth Orchestra. Jeanine plays with a bow, a Ch. J. Collin-Mezin (1910), given on a loan by the National Fund for Musical Instruments.