Marieke Blankestijn

Concertmaster of the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra

Marieke Blankestijn, born in the Hague, the Netherlands, was founder member of the Chamber Orchestra of Europe and concertmaster there for 35 years.
During that time she had a close musical relationship with Nikolaus Harnoncourt,Claudio Abbado, Paavo Berglund ,Bernhard Haitink and Yannick Nezet Seguin.
Since 2012 she is concertmaster of the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra.

She has a family in the UK,and lives on a farm in Dorset.
But these days she is very happy to be part-time back in Netherlands to her musical roots as well as living in the city of Rotterdam.


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