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Bosma, Mirjam (1971-Present)

Cellist from Assen, The Netherlands, who attended the Institute for Creative Development and the conservatories in Groningen, The Hague, and Rotterdam.

She became a member of Les Etoiles and the Netherlands Radio Symphony Orchestra and was the soloist with Ars Musica in a concert of Antonio Vivaldi’s music in 1994.  In 1995, she was put on call as a substitute cellist for the Gelders Orchestra.

Other groups with whom she performed include Ensemble ViaCollis, The Gaubert Trio, the Isis String Quartet, The National Youth Orchestra, the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra, the Ricciotti ensemble, and the Rotterdam Chamber Orchestra.

She acquired a teaching degree in 1996 and then pursued her degree in performance.  On 27th May 1999, she officially fulfilled her performance requirements.

The Gaubert Trio, which is rounded out by pianist Hans-Erik Dijkstra  delivered a program of Carl Czerny, Cecil Chaminade, Philippe Gaubert, Franz Joseph Haydn and Gabriel Pierne on 25th November 2001.

On 21st December 2002, the Netherlands Radio Symphony Orchestra and Groot Omroepkoor rang in the holidays with Roel van Oosten’s “Quatre Noels Anciens”, Arvo Part’s “Cantus in memory of Benjamin Britten”, Alexandre Tansman’s oratorio, Isaie, le Prophete, and Ralph Vaughan Williams’ “Fantasia on Christmas Carols”.

In 2005, she joined the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra.  They performed Sergei Prokofiev’s “Egyptische Nachten, suite op. 61”, Camille Saint-Saens’ “Concert voor piano en orkest nr. 5 op. 103 in F”, and Igor Stravinsky’s Petroesjka on 26th October 2007.

In 2008, Mirjam played cello “Live at Pinkpop ‘08”, the second track of the Moke maxi-single, The Long Way.

The Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra, Groot Omroepkoor and the Nationaal Kinderkoor honoured Advent with Mauricio Kagel’s Sankt-Bach-Passion on 13th December 2008.  On 6th June 2009, the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra and Groot Omroepkoor offered up Hendrik Andriessen’s “Ricercare”, Louis Andriessen’s “Nocturnen”, and Stravinsky’s Canticum sacrum ad honorem Sancti Marci nominis and “Greeting Prelude” at the Holland Festival.

The Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra supplied the music for the scenic world premiere of Karel Goeyvaerts’ Aquarius on 21st June 2009.

On 9th March 2010, the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra and pianist Simon Trpceski interpreted Sergei Rachmaninov’s “Konzert fur Klavier und Orchester Nr. 1 fis-Moll op. 1” in a concert that was capped off by Dmitri Shostakovich’s “Sinfonie Nr. 7 C-Dur op. 60” (“Leningrad”).  They teamed up with pianist Denis Matsuev on 17th April 2010 for a performance of Rachmaninov’s “Tweede pianoconcert in c, opus 18”, which was sandwiched between Victoria Borisova-Ollas’s “Wings of the Wind” and Prokofiev’s “Vijfde symfonie in Bes, opus 100”.

On 20th June 2010, Ars Musicae entertained with a Mozart triple-header of “Divertimento KV136”, “Eine Kleine Nachtmusik”, and “Hobo kwartet KV370.

Ensemble ViaCollis opened up the 2010-2011 season with a pair of concerts, at Kerk van Hemmen and Remonstrantse Kapel, that featured music of Arthur Bliss, Gordon Jacob, Mozart, and Franz Schubert.

On 26th November 2010, the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra and pianists Arthur and Luca Jussen joined forces for an all-Beethoven affair that shone the spotlight on the master’s “Pianosonate in c opus 10 nr. 1”, “Pianosonate in c opus 13” (“Pathetique”), and “Symfonie nr. 7 in A opus 92”.

She performs live here at Pinkpop ’08 with Moke performing “The Long Way” (you see her near the end).