Annemiek de Bruin (1993) received clarinet lessons from Herman Braune and Harmen de Boer. In 2016 she finished her Bachelor at the Hochschule für Musik und Tanz in Cologne with Ralph Manno and completed her Master’s in 2018 (with distinction) with Arno Piters in Amsterdam. She participated in numerous masterclasses led by Walter Boeykens, Martin Fröst, Jörg
Widmann and Charles Neidich. She also received chamber music lessons from, among others, David Kuijken, Håkon Austbø en Arnau Tomas (Casals Quartet).
Annemiek has won prizes at the Prinses Christina Concours and in 2013 was chosen “Classic Young Master” by the CYM Foundation. In March 2015 she was selected to represent Holland during the finals of the Euroconcours Clarinet.
Annemiek performed various concerts as a soloist accompanied by the Brabants Orkest (2011), the Zeeuws Orkest (2012) and TY Kamerorkest (2014) and was invited by the Dutch Consulates of San Francisco, Calgary and Vancouver as well as The Netherland America Foundation to tour the United States and Canada in April 2012.
From 2014 – 2016 she played in jongNBE (young Netherlands Wind Ensemble).
Annemiek has a growing freelance career with orchestras and ensembles around the Netherlands, including the NBE (Netherlands Wind Ensemble), the Philharmonie Zuidnederland, the Marine Orchestra and the Orchestra of the Royal Airforce.
During the season 2018-2019 Annemiek will be a member of the Academy of the
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra.
In 2012 the Chimaera Trio was founded, consisting of Irene Kok (cello) and Laurens de Man (piano). This ensemble performed during the International Chamber Music Festival Utrecht and the Grachtenfestival Amsterdam. The Chimaera Trio has won prizes at the Storioni Chamber Music Festival Competition and the Tristan Keuris Chamber Music Competition.
Annemiek will continue to perform with pianist Jan Gruithuyzen and in a variety of ensembles.