Musician Biography

The Dutch/Czech violinist & pianist Martine Wijers' interest in music emerged during her childhood after she saw the movie Amadeus on television. She already got her first piano lessons at the age of 7 and after she had seen Amadeus, she also started with violin lessons. She wanted this because Mozart played piano and violin too!

At the age of 10, she started to study violin at the Young Talent Class at the Conservatory of Music in Tilburg and piano at the Music school in Venlo. A few years later, she started with both instruments at the pre-education class at the Conservatory of Music in Maastricht. Here after her regular study, she obtained her Bachelor's degrees for violin in 2010 and piano in 2011.

She worked several times with the Nationaal Jeugd Orkest and Guido’s Orchestra. Since September 2013, she is a permanent member of the Johann Strauss Orchestra of André Rieu. In this orchestra, Martine plays 1st violin and (reserve) piano.

Martine is also active as a solo player, mostly as a duo with Dutch pianist Sharon Niessen and in a piano ensemble with pianists Jeroen en Sandra van Veen, Jeroen Riemsdijk and Carillon player Frank Steijns.