Robin (1988-) started his musical career at the Conservatory of Amsterdam where he studied Jazz double bass with Ruud Ouwehand and Ernst Glerum, but already after the first year he decided to continue his studie in Classical double bass. He went to studie with Quirijn van Regteren Altena at the Conservatory of Utrecht, from were he graduated with a 9,5 in 2013. Next to his Bachelor in music he also studied Musicology at the University of Utrecht, where he received his diploma in 2013 as well. After a few years of working in orchestras and ensembles Robin decided to specialize further in Early Music and started his Master violone with Maggie Urquhart at the Conservatory of Amsterdam. His finished this Master with an 8,5 in September 2018. During this study he also took up the viola da gamba and took lessons with Mieneke van der Velden.
Robin has his own lesson practise since 2010 in Utrecht and 2019 in Amsterdam as well. In September 2018 he was hired as double bass teacher of the Utrecht Centrum voor de Kunsten (UCK). Next to teaching the double bass Robin plays in a wide variety of orchestras and ensembles. More information on the most prominent of those ensembles are found on the Ensembles page.