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Marja Bon (piano) was, for many years, the pianist for the renowned Schönberg Ensemble and Wendingen. She has been on several tours across America, India and Europe and recorded many CD's. As a chamber musician, she worked with famous musicians such as Ronald Brautigam, Arjan Woudenberg, Tatiana Kolevai and the "Fodor- en Farkas Quintet." She has loads of experience as a song accompanist and has worked with soprano Irene Maessen, Rosemary Hardy and tenor Zeger Vandersteene. She is the founder and artistic leader of the Festival Tharaux Arts et Musique France, a festival with artworks and music. Marja also plays in the "Amsterdam Piano Quartet."




Donald Grant (violin)  is co-founder of the Elias Quartet (GB) and since 17 years member of this ensemble. He performs at major concert venues worldwide (o.a. Carnegie Hall, Wiener Musikverein, Konzerthaus Berlin, Wigmore Hall London and Concertgebouw Amsterdam) and recorded many cd's ( e.g. complete recording of alle Beethoven String Quartets and the album "The way home" with own compositions). He is teacher and Deputy Head of Chamber Music of the Royal Northern College of Music (Manchester) and he is a passionate player of Scottish Folk Music.

Sidonie Riha (violin) is a former second violinist of the Rubens Quartet (Nl) and the Faust Quartet (D) . She has been a guest teacher for chamber music at the University of Bloomington, the Barratt Due Institute Oslo and the conservatories of Rotterdam, Tilburg and Maastricht. She regularly performs with the Dutch Chamber Orchestra. She teaches chamber music master classes in Italy, Norway, and Switzerland and is a teacher at the Music Academy The Hague.

Werner Dickel (viola) was a longtime member of the Ensemble Modern as well as principal violist of the Chamber Orchestra of Europe and the Camerata Academica Salzburg. Since 1995 he is professor for viola and chamber music at the Musikhochschule Köln. He is co-founder of the Uriel Quartet, an ensemble specialized in Beethoven’s and Bartok’s string quartets. Since 1999 he is the artistic director of the chamber music series “Musik auf dem CronenBerg” in Wuppertal, Germany. He is also the conductor of the Kammerphilharmonie Wuppertal.

Charles Watt (cello) studied cello at Cambridge University and at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London. For many years, he taught at the Yehudi Menuhin School and the Purcell School. Currently, he is the solo cellist in the "Insomnio ensemble", the "Lumaka ensemble" and the "Alban Berg Ensemble." He performed at concerts in Europe and America and in the Alice Tully Hall in New York, The Concertgebouw in Amsterdam and the Royal Albert Hall in London. Charles has also taught masterclasses, both in the United Kingdom and elsewhere.

Pauline Oostenrijk (oboe and piano) studied piano and oboe. For many years she used to be solo-oboist at the Residentie Orkest (The Hague). In 1999 she received the prestigious Netherlands Music Prize. She is very active as chamber musician: member of the Orlando Kwintet, the Barokensemble Oostenrijk-Jansen ad the Nieuw Amsterdams Peil.  She performed as soloist with the Radio Filharmonisch Orkest, Sinfonietta Amsterdam, the orchestra of the 'Westdeutsche Rundfunk Köln' and the  'Salzburger Kammerorchester'. Currently she is teacher at the Prins Claus Conservatorium Groningen.

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Martine van der Loo (flute) was for many years solo flutist of the Netherlands Chamber Orchestra and solo flutist of the Radio Symphony Orchestra. Since 1995 she is solo fluitist of het 'Residentie Orkes't in The Hague. She is performing regularly as a chamber musician for example with her colleague Pauline Oostenrijk. In addition, Martine van der Loo is a psychologist NIP / health psychologist. She has her own 'Practice for musicians' in The Hague, in which she focuses on the mental guidance of musicians.

Guest teacher:

Thomas Oliemans (bariton) studied with Margreet Honig, Robert Holl, Elio Battaglia and Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau. He is a versatile singer with an international career embracing opera, the oratory, and light music. He is the guest programmer of the Delft Chamber Music Festival 2019.