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Robin Veldman

Robin Veldman (1998) currently studies at the Royal Conservatoire in the Hague. After finishing her bachelor last year, she started studying with Lisa Jacobs.

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. 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.

In 2016, she successfully auditioned for the bachelor studies at the Royal Conservatoire with Theodora Geraets. In the time when 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 on, when she started in The Hague, she also joined the National Youth Orchestra of the Netherlands, for a couple of years.
Where she had, during last 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.