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Edith van Moergastel

Edith van Moergastel studied viola with Jürgen Kussmaul, Marjolein Dispa and Ervin Schiffer. She is the recipient of various prizes, including first prize at the National Competition of the Foundation for Young Musical Talent in the Netherlands, the Vriendenkrans Competition (with the Reinaert Ensemble) and the Schot & Co. Prize at the Tertis Competition. She has participated in masterclasses with Fyodor Druzhinin, Yuri Bashmet and Emile Cantor, among others. Since 2000 Van Moergastel is a member of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra and regularly performs with various chamber music groups. Van Rijn joined the first violin section of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra in September 2001. She also performs regularly as a member of various chamber groups and can be heard every year at the Festival Internazionale della Musica in Linari, Italy. Van Rijn plays an eighteenth-century violin built by Alexander Gagliano.

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Strings attached - Arrangements for clarinet and strings
Arno Piters / Members of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Quartet Op.12 & Quintet Op.18
Matangi Quartet