Marie-Louise de Jong

Marie-Louise de Jong

Dudok Quartet Amsterdam
Principal viola of the Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester

Principal viola of the National Youth Orchestra of the Netherlands

Mahler Academy

Supernova Competition – 1st prize


What is the best thing about playing the viola?

I love the sound of the viola, its important role in an ensemble or an orchestra, and the fact it doesn’t have an E-string!

If you could ask any composer one question, who would you pick and what would you ask him/her?

Clara Schumann: “What was going on between you and Johannes Brahms?“

What is your guilty pleasure that you only listen to in secret?

Carnival music (but only those 3 days a year during a carnival). 

If you had a super power, what would it be?

Time travel.

What has been your best AMK moment so far?

When we were playing in a totally mixed seating arrangement, I found myself between the percussion and the oboe – quite a unique and great experience! And of course, the weekly “MercoleDoge“ parties were a lot of fun too.

Describe AMK in three words.

Friends, Music and Fun.