The StringWood Ensemble is an ensemble of young talented musicians, who like to share their love for (classical) chamber music with a broad audience, in theatrical concert programs. They combine their soloistic qualities in passionate ensemble playing on Dutch stages and abroad.
The ensemble was formed under the name Pieter’s Angels in 2008 during the tour of the Atheneum Chamber Orchestra of the Young Talent department of the Royal Conservatoire in The Hague to Santiago de Compostela. Clarinet, string quartet and piano is the line-up that was created at that time and still oﬀers them the opportunity to choose a very varied repertoire, from duo to sextet.
The StringWood Ensemble has given concerts at a variety of venues and occasions, from the Royal Concertgebouw in Amsterdam to living room and garden concerts. It also took part in various festivals, such as the Grachtenfestival Amsterdam and the International Chamber Music Festival Hoorn. From 2010 to 2018 the ensemble organised an annual mini-festival on the Island of Terschelling. In March 2020, the ﬁrst edition of the StringWood Festival took place in Katwijk a/d Rijn in The Netherlands.
The musicians of the Stringwood Ensemble are violinist Emma Rhebergen and Eva de vries, violist Jurriaan Klapwijk, cellist Jobine Siekman, clarinettist Denise van Leeuwen and pianist and actress Valentina Tóth.