Michiel Wittink

Michiel Wittink (viola, 1995) is based in London and in Amsterdam.

He finished his bachelor degree in Clinical Psychology at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and his Bachelor degree in music at the Conservatory of Amsterdam with Francien Schatborn and he’s currently pursuing his master’s degree at the Guildhall School for Music & Drama with Rachel Roberts.

He additionally played on several festivals including Harmos Festival Porto, Grachtenfestival Amsterdam, Aurora Festival Sweden, Encuentro de Santander, Young Euro Classics Berlin, MISA festival Shanghai, Orlando Festival and the European Chamber Music Academy. Michiel is also co-founder and violist of 'de Formule': a chamber group that explores innovative ways of performing using different cross art collaborations.

In 2018 the ensemble won the 1st and performance prize at the Grand Chamber Music Competition in Rotterdam. They have been invited for concerts in the Netherlands, France, the UK, Portugal and Iceland.

Moreover he played in several orchestras including the North Netherlands Orchestra, Orchestra Mozart, the Jazz Orchestra of the Concertgebouw and worked as co-principal in the European Union Youth Orchestra. He also held principal positions in the Chamber Orchestra of Berlin, Amsterdam’s Modern Orchestra, the Dutch Student Orchestra and the National Youth Orchestra of the Netherlands. He also took part in masterclasses with violists amongst Nobuko Imai, Miguel da Silva, Hartmut Rohde, Sophia Reuter, Daniel Bard, Saeko Oguma, Isabelle van Keulen, Sven Arne Tepl, Asdis Valdimarsdottir, Jurgen Kussmaul, Daniel Palmizio and Wenting Kang.

Michiel is generously supported by the Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds, Stichting Eigen Muziekinstrumenten Fonds, the Guildhall School Iris Galley Award, Hendrik Muller Fonds and the Mengelberg Fonds. He's currently playing on a viola built by Theo Marks.