In 1999 concertmaster Anita Jongerman founded the Amsterdam Accompaniment Orchestra (ABO) which fused in 2007 with Jan Vermaning. And so the NASKA was born.
Anita Jongerman (1979) started playing violin at the age of 6 with Tom Zeven and at the age of 12 participated in the ‘Young Talent Class’ in Zwolle with Jan Hulst and Else Krieg.
At the age of 17 she started her studies at the Rotterdam College of Music with Misha Furman where she gained orchestral playing experience with the Rotterdam Young Philharmonic, the Brabant Chamber Orchestra, the Ricciotti Ensemble, the National Youth Orchestra, and the Rotterdam Chamber Orchestra. She lead various ensembles including Bach cantatas.
Anita took part in master classes with Vahid Khadem Missagh in Austria, and Donald Weilerstein and Albrecht Breuniger in Paris. She also started playing with the Gaudi Quartet and with them attended master classes with the Daniël and Panocha quartets.
From 2001 she studied with Johannes Leertouwer at the Amsterdam College of Music and graduated from there with a Bachelor’s degree in 2005. Whilst there she took part in master classes with Peter Brunt and Rachel Podger. After graduating from The Hague with a Master’s degree, Anita continued her studies at the Utrecht College of Music under Kees Hülsmann until 2007.
At present she freelances with the Hague Philharmonic Orchestra, the Holland Symfonia, the Netherlands Symphony Orchestra, the Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra and the North Netherlands Symphony Orchestra. She is first violin and principal second violin with the Magogo Chamber Orchestra and appears regularly as leader of the Helios Ensemble in Amsterdam. She has been leader and artistic director of the National Symphonic Chamber Orchestra (NASKA) since 2007. In June 2008 she appeard as a soloist with the Cheliabinsk Chamber Orchestra who were touring The Netherlands at that time. She performed Vivaldi’s Four Seasons and J. S. Bach’s Double Concerto with her sister Inge.
Anita plays an Gustav Bernadel violin, made in Paris 1866.