Violinist Mara Mostert (13) has won first prize at the National Final of the Princess Christina Competition 2018 in category 1, 12-14 years of age. Mara studies violin with Maria Milstein at the Sweelinck Academy.
Trio Diotima - Mischa van Tijn (17), piano; Tim de Vries (17), violin, and Emma van Schadewijk (14), cello - won first prize in category 2, 15-19 years of age. Mischa studies with Frank van de Laar at the Sweelinck Academy; Tim de Vries, a former Sweelinck Academy student, studies in the preparatory programme with Ilya Grubert. Mischa also won the prize for Best Accompanist.
Trombonist Niels Jacobs (18), first-year trombone student in the bachelor's programme, won first prize in category 3, 15-19 (voice 21) years of age and student at a conservatory). Roza Herwig (21) won second prize. She studies with Sasja Hunnego in the second year of the bachelor's programme.