Sasha Witteveen

Sasha Witteveen (2003) grew up surrounded by music. She started playing the piano from the age of five and the double bass when she was ten. At the Conservatory of Amsterdam, her first teacher was Peter Leerdam. In 2018 Sasha continued her studies at the Conservatory of Amsterdam with RCO-member Olivier Thiery and with Burak Marlali and she took lessons from Rick Stotijn. The young double bassist won 1st prize in many competitions such as the Princess Christina Concours 2017, the International Youth Bass Competition Lucca 2018, the Viennese Bass Days Competition 2018 and the Britten Contrabas Concours 2020. Sasha and has given concerts in prestigious halls such as the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam. She has played at many renowed festivals in the Netherlands and she has performed with a.o. the Residentie Orkest, the NJSO and the LGT Young Soloists. Sasha regularly gives chamber and orchestral music performances; she has participated in projects with members of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Amsterdam Sinfonietta and with other promising young musicians. Since 2020 she has been performing with the prestigious European Union Youth Orchestra, which has led to the opportunity to collaborate with the world’s greatest conductors such as Vasily Petrenko and Iván Fischer. Since 2018 she has been part of the LGT Young Soloists. Sasha has taken master classes from Rick Stotijn, Božo Paradžik, Matthew McDonald, Wies de Boevé, Dominic Seldis, Gary Karr, Théotime Voisin and Burak Marlali.