Saskia Törnqvist has been teaching music and cultural history at the CvA since 2015. After completing her studies in the field of early music on the recorder, she studied musicology at the University of Amsterdam, concluding with a doctoral thesis on the Dutch reception of the work of Dmitri Shostakovich. She was a freelance music journalist at newspaper Het Parool for about twenty years, where she mostly published in the field of world music. Thereby, she worked as a freelance editor-in-chief for the Concertgebouw, the Cello Biennale Amsterdam and the International Choir Biennale. She was a regular concert introducer at the Tropentheater and the Netherlands Wind Ensemble, among others. She is currently a member of the program committee of festival Musica Sacra in Maastricht, and she also regularly gives lectures on music and nationalism in the 19th century together with historian Luc Panhuysen.