Started playing violin at the age of 6 at the music-school in Leiden. In 1997 she won first prize during the Young Talent competition in Tilburg. In 2007 she took her Masters at the The Hague Royal Conservatory, studying with Ilona Sie Dhian Ho en Jaring Walta. As of 2004 Maartje is part of the Mozart Orchestra of Bologna, founded by Claudio Abbado. Maartje followed masterclasses with, a.o., Christian Altenburger, Mauricio Fuks, Herman Krebbers, Edith Peinemann en Ruggiero Ricci.
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