Marjolein Dispa studied viola with Ervin Schiffer and graduated cum laude from the Royal University of Music in Brussels. She studied chamber music with the Amadeus Quartet at the Musikhochschule in Cologne and participated in courses with Kim Kaskashian, André Gertler, Isaac Stern, Wolfgang Jahn and chamber music with the Bartók Quartet and the Trio de Prague. She was a prize-winner at the Charles Hennen Chamber Music Competition, at the Internationale Musiktage Goslar and the Dutch National Impresario Competition.
Marjolein Dispa performs regularly as a chamber musician and soloist throughout Europe, Russia, Israel and Australia and is a regular guest at numerous international festivals. Remarkable were also her concert tours with the solo repertoire of Telemann and Bach. She has been principal viola with the Swedish String Orchestra Camerata Roman for several years. Additionally she is a member of Combattimento and the Jenufa String Quartet. In addition to numerous radio and television recordings, she has recorded CDs with solo and chamber music by Mendelssohn, Beethoven, Schubert, Tchaikovsky en Atterberg.
Marjolein Dispa is a principal subject teacher of viola and chamber music at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam. She regularly gives master classes in Germany, Belgium, France and Switzerland. She plays a 1780 viola by the Venetian Domenicus Busan.