Mieneke van der Velden, one of the leading north-european performers of the Viola da gamba and enthusiastic professor of the Violanet team, has initiated a collaboration with the composition department at the Koninklijk Conservatorium of The Hague, which includes drafting of new pieces for Viola da gamba by the student composers.

In a first phase of the workshop, the Viola da gamba students presented the instrument to the composers, who have started sharing their composition ideas, experimenting with technical and performing aspects and the instrument’s timbre possibilities.
The next step comprises of the compositions of some pieces for Viola da gamba, which will be presented in March 2020
The workshop will be filmed and published on the Violanet YouTube channel after the end of the activities.