Marie-Louise de Jong
Dudok Quartet Amsterdam
Principal viola of the Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester
Principal viola of the National Youth Orchestra of the Netherlands
Supernova Competition – 1st prize
What is the best thing about playing the viola?
I love the sound of the viola, its important role in an ensemble or an orchestra, and the fact it doesn’t have an E-string!
If you could ask any composer one question, who would you pick and what would you ask him/her?
Clara Schumann: “What was going on between you and Johannes Brahms?“
What is your guilty pleasure that you only listen to in secret?
Carnival music (but only those 3 days a year during a carnival).
If you had a super power, what would it be?
What has been your best AMK moment so far?
When we were playing in a totally mixed seating arrangement, I found myself between the percussion and the oboe – quite a unique and great experience! And of course, the weekly “MercoleDoge“ parties were a lot of fun too.
Describe AMK in three words.
Friends, Music and Fun.