About me


I was born in Rhoon, The Netherlands in 1963. At the age of 11 I started to learn the violin with Martin Sonneveld. Already during my study of the modern violin at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague, I specialized in playing the baroque and classical violin. After my studies I worked for more than 10 years in most of the leading European baroque orchestra’s.

In 1997 I decided to combine my musicianship with my interest and knowledge of bows, my passion for wood working and my hobby of furniture making. I had the luck of finding a fantastic teacher, my good friend and wonderful bowmaker Basil de Visser from Amsterdam, whom I owe a lot.

Nowadays I am a bow maker and musician, which means that I can test my bows on stage and that I have many opportunities for exchanging thoughts about bows with my collegue musicians, who even often lead me to traces of fine old bows.

Photo by Donald Bentvelsen.

Photo by Siebe Henstra.

Photo by Philine Affourtit.

Photo by Sachiyo Hayashi.