Anneleen Schuitemaker

Anneleen Schuitemaker (1992) studied with Erika Waardenburg at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam, obtaining het bachelor’s diploma in 2014. She continued her studies in the master programme, which she concluded in 2018 with the highest marks. She won several prizes, including first prize and the audience prize at the Rosa Spier Harp Competition (2011) and first prize at the 5th International Harp Competition in Sandstedt, Germany (2014).

Anneleen as a passionate orchestra musician. She was a member of the Academy of the Staatskapelle Berlin from 2015-2017, and from 2017-2019of the Gürzenich-Orchester in Cologne. She substitutes regularly with orchestras at home and abroad, such as the Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra, the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orhestra, Stavanger Symphony Orchestra, Rundfunk-Sinfonie Orchester Berlin and WDR Sinfonieorchester Köln.

Since 2020-2021 Anneleen is a member of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. She performed in Europe, Singapore and theUnited Arab Emirates. Additionally, she played as a soloist with various orchestras in harp conertos by Boïeldieu, Debussy, Dittersdorf, Händel, Mozart, Reinecke, Rodrigo and other composers. Recently she performed Debussy’s Danse profane three times with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra conducted by Iván Fischer at the Concertgebouw.

As a chamber musician Anneleen performs in various chamber music settings. Since 2011 she has been a member of the harp-flute-violin ensemble Borealis Trio, which won second prize at the Tristan Keuris Chamber Music Competition in 2012 and  collaborated with the Live Music Now Foundation from 2014-2018. Anneleen also forms a duo with trombone player Jeffrey Kant.

Anneleen plays a Lyon & Healy style 23 Concert harp (Bronze), on loan from the National Musical Instruments Foundation.