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Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam



principal second violin

Henk Rubingh had his first violin lessons with Age Koning. He studied with Jeanne Lemkes-Vos at the Groningen Municipal Conservatory, where he graduated with honours in 1978. He continued his studies with Rainer Kussmaul at the Staatliche Musikhochschule in Freiburg.

Rubingh was awarded the Prix d’Excellence in 1981 and was appointed assistant principal violinist with the North Netherlands Symphony Orchestra that same year.

He performs regularly as a soloist, plays chamber music and has collaborated on many CD recordings. As principal violinist of the Amsterdam Bach Soloists, he has performed at many of the world’s major festivals.

Henk Rubingh has been a member of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra since September 1984 and has served as principal of the second violin section since 1989. He is a former member of the Concertgebouw Chamber Orchestra.

Henk Rubingh plays a Guarneri del Gesù from 1729, which was provided on loan to him by a private patron via RCO Foundation.

  • 1989 - principal of the second violinist Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
  • 1984 - violinist Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
  • 1981 - assistant principal violinist North Netherlands Symphony Orchestra
  • 1981 - winner Prix d’Excellence
  • 1978 - study with Rainer Kussmaul at the Staatliche Musikhochschule in Freiburg
  • 1978 - graduated with honours the Groningen Municipal Conservatory
  • Plays a Guarneri del Gesù from 1729 on loan via RCO Foundation