Maren Bosma, a Dutch-American violinist started her violin studies at age 7. From a young age she performed as a member of diverse youth orchestras, including the Netherlands Youth String Orchestra and the National Youth Orchestra of the Netherlands. She was accepted into the Sweelinck Academy (the Young Talents division of the Conservatory of Amsterdam) in 2011 as a violin student of Lex Korff de Gidts. She has continued her studies with Lex Korff de Gidts and received her Bachelor’s degree in June 2017 from the Conservatory of Amsterdam, with a minor in music theory. Maren received her Master of Music in Performance degree with Distinction from the Royal College of Music in London, under the tutelage of Daniel Rowland and Gabrielle Lester. She generously supported by the Royal College of Music as a Winifred Law Award Holder and a Joan Weller Scholar.
Maren has performed in masterclasses by Gerhard Schulz, Alexander Kerr, Liviu Prunaru, Theo Olof, Sally O’Reilly, Oleksandr Semchuk and Sarah Kapustin. She has spent several summers at the Aspen Music Festival and School in the U.S.A., IMS Prussia Cove in the UK, and the Pienza Music Festival in Italy.She is a frequent guest performer at the Stift International Music Festival in the Netherlands and the Wye Valley festival in the UK.
Maren has held principal positions in the RCM Symphony Orchestra and the RCM Opera Orchestra, and performed under the baton of Bernard Haitink and John Wilson, among others. Maren is the leader of the London-based Maconchy Quartet and a regular guest player in orchestras such as the Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra and Britten Sinfonia (London).
In recent years Maren has been awarded grants from the VandenEnde Foundation and the Kersjes Fonds. Her studies in London are supported by the Royal College of Music, the Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds, Het Niemeijer Fonds, Stichting Vrijvrouwe van Renswoude, and the Hendrik Muller Fonds. She plays a 19th Century copy of a Maggini instrument built by J.B. Vuillaume, kindly loaned to her by luthier Jeroen Elswijk in the Netherlands.