Personal Summary / Bio
Mariken Palmboom did her original harpsichord and baroque ensemble studies at the Royal Conservatories in Holland and Belgium , where she obtained a Masters degree in Solo Performance and the First Prize with Greatest Distinction. She received a Special Award in the international Harpsichord Competition in Bruges, Belgium in 1986. She has performed all over Europe and the United States, in major early Music festivals (Utrecht, Bruges and Berkeley, CA ) as a soloist and continuo player with such artists as Jos van Immerseel, Frans Bruggen, Jaap Schroder, Marion Verbruggen and the Kuyken brothers. She also has been active in teaching, both privately and for chamber music workshops (Society of House Music in Holland, San Francisco Early Music Society and Stanford University amongst others). She currently lives and works in the Berkshires.