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 donors’ foundation Stichting Donateurs.