21st centurY HARPIST

Doriene Marselje has been surrounded by music since before she was even born so naturally she started playing an instrument at a very young age. Much to her parents delight she chose the harp! Luckily, her talent and dedication soon began to bear fruit; within a year she received the Young Talent Prize of the Gergiev Festival at the concert hall, De Doelen, of Rotterdam, which is where she also gave her very first solo recital at age 7. In 1999 Doriene was admitted to the Young Talent class at the Conservatory of Utrecht under the guidance of prof. Erika Waardenburg. She continued studying with Waardenburg during her bachelor studies at the Conservatory of Amsterdam in 2007.

In 2019 Doriene continued her studies with prof. Ernestine Stoop, obtaining her Bachelor degree in 2012 and her Master Degree in 2014 at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague.Doriene Marselje's career as a soloist includes performances in some of the most prestigious concert halls in The Netherlands (including Muziekgebouw aan het IJ, De Doelen, Dr. Anton Philipszaal and Muziekgebouw Eindhoven) and in various countries around Europe (UK,Belgium, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, France and Hungary). She frequently appears onDutch National TV and on NPO 4 radio channel.

In addition to her solo career, Doriene is a member and initiator of various chamber music ensembles and a much sought-after guest member of well known chamber music companies such as RCO Camerata, IJ-Salon, Club Classique and De Bezetting Speelt. She also frequents as a substitute in the The Radio Phil harmonic Orchestra, Philharmonie Oost-Nederland and The Hague Philharmonic Orchestra. Doriene has also been a part of various multidisciplinary performances. Wildeman (2012), aco-creation of Theater Sonnevanck, The Dutch Touring Opera and PhiON being the first. Asa former member of KASKO she went on to contribute to and perform numerous original musical theatre performances such as Ik Vertrek (2015), Before I Die (2017), Welstaat(2018).

Doriene is a very active musician in the contemporary scene, and dedicates most of her time to exploring and investigating new possibilities within existing contemporary repertoire and finding new ways to expand the sound of the harp as we know it by integrating live effects and electronics.To add to that from a visual perspective and to be able to create an immersive experience for the audience she works together with Tango Soundsystem (TU Delft),with whom she created in a landscape.


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