Geerte is a Dutch violinist and workshop leader with a special interest in cross-arts and improvisation. She collaborates and create new work with dancers, electronic musicians, visual artists, actors, and a variety of musicians with different music backgrounds from all over the world. To share her passion for music and composition Geerte works as a workshop leader with a wide range of communities.
Geerte started playing the violin when she was 4 years old. In 2002 she was admitted to the Young Talent Class at the Royal Conservatoire of The Hague, The Netherlands, where she studied with Hans Scheepers. She continued her violin studies in The Hague with Ilona Sie Dhian Ho and graduated her Bachelor of Music in June 2013.
Until recently Geerte was a student at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama as part of the Artist Masters Programme. She graduated in 2015 with her final research performance ‘Interbeing'. Interbeing is a piece for 8 moving string players exploring the space between sound and movement. In her research Geerte has focused on the phenomenological experience of collaboration and the visual and physical aspect of her own practice as a violinist.
Currently Geerte is preparing for her time in Tanzania which will start in September 2015. In Tanzania she will develop a cross-arts program at International School Moshi, create music with local communities and collaborate with artists based in Moshi, Arusha and Dar es Salaam.