Born in Roermond, I started playing the violin at age five, switching to viola completely when I was seventeen. After finishing my studies with Marc Tooten at the Maastricht Conservatory, I went to study in Freiburg for my masters-degree with Wolfram Christ. At this moment I’m studying with him still, for my Konzertexamen. During the last couple of years I played as a principal violist with the National Youth Orchestra and the Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra. With the latter I saw pretty much every concert hall in Europe during no less than ten amazing tours with great conductors and soloists. From childhood however I was fascinated by chamber music and hence I always played in smaller ensembles. For several years I have been doing so with the Belgian St. George Quintet and can not wait to discover all the wonderful repertoire for string quartet!Marie-Louise plays on a viola built by Jean Babtiste Lefèbvre (± 1760), which was acquired by the Dutch Musical Instruments Foundation (NMF) and made available for her to play in 2019.