Violist Francien Schatborn appointed principal subject teacher

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The Conservatorium van Amsterdam is happy to announce that as of September 1st, 2013, Francien Schatborn will join the viola department as principal subject teacher. Furthermore, she will succeed Sven Arne Tepl as section representative. Francien already taught orchestra playing to viola students at the CvA.


Francien is principal violist with the Radio Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Jaap van Zweden. Additionally, she plays with the Netherlands Piano Quartet and gives concerts in Europe, the USA, South America and Asia.  As a soloist she has performed with renowned Dutch orchestras, such as the Radio Chamber Orchestra, Holland Symfonia, and the Radio Philharmonic Orchestra. With pianist Jeannette Koekkoek she has recorded two critically acclaimed CDs with music by Dutch composers such as Röntgen.