Anna Magdalena den Herder

Photo by Robin de Puy







Conservatory of Utrecht Joyce Tan (violin)

CVA Amsterdam Marjolein Dispa

Abroad teachers Wolfram Christ, Nobuko Imai and Erwin Schiffer


Academie of Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra



Kersjesbeurs 2009

1st, 2nd and Public's price National Viola competition

Artist in residence NJO Musicsummer 2013




Bachelor of Music

Master of Music

Academie of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra



Anna-Magdalena den Herder (Zutphen 1988) viola, is an active chamber musician, she has performed internationally with musicians like violinists Gordan Nicolic, Liza Ferschtman, Alena Baeva, Candida Thompson; cellists Collin Car, Dmitry Ferschtman, Nicolas Altstaedt and Gary Hoffman and Lynn Harrell during Kornberg Chambermusic connects the world.

She is a permanent member of the Amsterdam Chamber Soloists and the Goldberg Stringtrio.


In 2009, Anna-Magdalena was winner of the Kersjes-prijs, as first violist. She awarded 1st , 2nd and the Public’s prize at the National Amsterdam Viola Competition as well as taking 1st prizes at other competitions.

She was artist in residence during the NJO Musicsummer 2013.


Anna-Magdalena has performed as soloist with orchestras here in her native Holland in concert halls around the Netherlands performing pieces by Walton, Mozart, Shostakovich, Martinu, Telemann, Hindemith and more.


She has participated in masterclasses with many famous musicians all around Europe and summer courses include the Kronberg Academy (chambermusic connects the world) in Germany, and the International Music Academy Switzerland (IMAS) where she had string quartet coachings with Seiji Ozawa.


As an orchestra musician she is second leader of the Netherlands Chamber Orchestra, based in Amsterdam with Gordan Nicolic as their artistic leader.

She has ben invited as guest leader at the Residentie Orchestra and the Philharmonie ZuidNederland and Gelders Okest. As remplacant she worked at the Concertgebouw Orchestra, Rotterdam Philharmonisch Orchestra, Radio Filharmonisch Orchestra, Amsterdam Sinfonietta and Netherlands Philharmonisch Orchestra.


She plays on a Dutch Cuypers viola built anno 1766. This was made possible by the National Muziekinstrumenten Fonds (NMF).

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