Marleen Wester

Collaborative Artist

Marleen Wester

Violin

Dudok Quartet

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RondoFest 2022

BIOGRAPHY

If I was told correctly, I was fascinated by the violin since I was three years old. The idea of sound, produced by something as simple as a bow crossing a string, could reach into your heart was something that fascinated me from that moment on. I never imagined playing in a string quartet as extensively as we do now when I studied the violin in Amsterdam, with Lex Korff de Gidts and Peter Brunt. The conservatory seemed more like a playground to me, in which I wanted to try out all the rides. During my studies I played baroque violin and viola d’amore, but also a lot of contemporary music, which became a real specialization. I always like to be at home in many fields, which also led to me playing music theater performances for children.
Playing chamber music was always a dream, but finding a group which works together greatly is a big difficulty. Telling a story and transmitting a feeling to the audience are things that have always been of great importance to me, whatever formation I played and whatever curious music was on the stand. I take great pleasure in doing so trough the string quartet now, having all of this great and diverse repertoire at our disposal.Since November of 2017, I have been performing on a violin built by Vicenzo Panormo in 1810, kindly loaned to me by the Dutch Musical Instruments Foundation (NMF)

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