Anna Magdalena den Herder

Anna-Magdalena den Herder (Zutphen 1988) viola, began her studies on violin at the age of four. At the age of ten she was accepted to the young talent division of the Conservatorium van Utrecht as a student of Joyce Tan. She finished her bachelor cum laude at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam as student of Marjolein Dispa and her Master degree at Fontys conservatory of Tilburg. She has had regular lessons abroad and at home with violists Wolfram Christ, Nobuko Imai and Erwin Schiffer.


She has participated in masterclasses with many famous musicians all around Europe and summer courses include the Kronberg Academy (chambermusic connects the world) in Germany, and the International Music Academy Switzerland (IMAS) where she had string quartet coachings with Seiji Ozawa.

Anna-Magdalena has performed as soloist with orchestras here in her native Holland in concert halls around the Netherlands performing pieces by Walton, Mozart, Shostakovich, Martinu, Telemann, Hindemith and more.a


As an active chamber musician, Anna-Magdalena has performed internationally with musicians like violinists Gordan Nicolic, Liza Ferschtman, Alena Baeva, Candida Thompson; cellists Collin Car, Dmitry Ferschtman, Nicolas Altstaedt and Gary Hoffman and Lynn Harrell during Kronberg Chambermusic connects the world. She is a permanent member of the Amsterdam Chamber Soloists.


In 2009, Anna-Magdalena was winner of the Kersjes-prijs, as first violist. She awarded 1st, 2nd and the Public’s prize at the National Amsterdam Viola Competition as well as taking 1st prizes at other competitions.


As an orchestra musician she is second leader of the Netherlands Chamber Orchestra, based in Amsterdam with Gordan Nicolic as their artistic leader. She has ben invited as guest leader at the Residentie Orchestra, the Philharmonie ZuidNederland and Het Gelders Orkest. As remplacant she worked at the Concertgebouw Orchestra, Radio Filharmonisch Orchestra, Amsterdam Sinfonietta and Netherlands Philharmonisch Orchestra.

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