Hebe Mensinga (1972) has been concertmaster of the Holland Symfonia Quintet, where they played with violinists Emmy Verheij, Philippe Graffin and Herman Krebbers. Hebe started with violin lessons at the age of eight with Coosje Wijzenbeek. After this, she studied with Wiktor Liberman at the School of Arts in Utrecht where she graduated cum laude in 1998. Hebe also studied with Yfrah Neaman in London and with Peter Matzka in Cologne and she participated in master classes with Herman Krebbers, Menahem Pressler, Rostropovich and Joseph Gingold.
Furthermore, Hebe is regularly guest concertmaster with orchestras such as the Arnhem Philharmonic Orchestra and the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra. Hebe played solo with orchestras such as Amsterdam Sinfonietta, the Esterhazy Orchestra and the Helsinki Philharmonic Radio. In 2008, the Ulster Orchestrain Belfast invited her to perform the, specially written for her, violin concerto by Klaas de Vries. Hebe Mensinga has teamed with violinists as Emmy Verheij, Philippe Graffin and Herman Krebbers. With the latter she performed the Bach double concerto in the ConcertgebouwnAmsterdam. From 2003 to 2008 she was the majoring teacher on the Conservatory of Zwolle. She played in various chamber music ensembles, including the Delos Ensemble, with which she made tours through Syria, Lebanon and Bosnia-Herzegovina, which won the Vriendenkrans’ Concertgebouw Prize. She regularly gives chamber music in various ensembles and plays a Jean Baptiste Vuillaume from 1867, made available by the National Music Fund.
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