Robin Veldman

Robin Veldman (1998) currently studies at the Royal Conservatoire in the Hague. This year she will finish her Bachelor studies there with Theodora Geraets.

She started playing violin at the age of 5 in the Hague Koorenhuis. A few years later her sister joined a youth orchestra in the Hague, and of course Robin couldn't stay behind. There she discovered her love for orchestra playing in the 10 years that she stayed. During this she started her high school at the Havo voor Muziek en Dans at Codarts (Rotterdam), where she had lessons with Thijs Kramer, Andras Czifra and Natasha Morozova.

After this she successfully auditioned for the bachelor studies at the Royal Conservatoire. In the time that she studied in Rotterdam, she joined the Youth Orchestra of the Netherlands for a couple of years, and in the meantime became concertmaster of her youth orchestra in the Hague. Later, when she started in The Hague, she also joined for a couple of years the National Youth Orchestra of the Netherlands.

Where she had, during this winter, the opportunity of leading the second violin section. She plays on a 7/8 violin by Jocobus Stainer (1651) provided by the Dutch Musical Instruments Foundation. In a smaller size then usual, because she has incredibly tiny hands.