CELLIST BY NIGHT

I started playing the cello when I was 8. Actually, the piano was my first instrument, but I just connected with the cello and I've never looked back. I spent most of my childhood and teen years playing solo classical repertoire and also orchestral/chamber music. But at 18 years old, after I completed my Licentiate in Music diploma (LMusA), I started to explore pop music and decided to give up my classical roots. 

Since then I've been playing a lot in different bands, recorded on movie soundtracks and played on stage as a session musician. And more recently I've been working on my own music, playing with a loop machine and having fun with Acapella App. 

In 2016 I bought a 5-string electric cello, which has completely opened up my world to new sounds and techniques. I can play bass notes and feel more free to improvise since I prefer playing without notes and I stand up when I play (not sit down). 

I am currently based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands and I love living in the heart of Europe! 

My two biggest and most proud performances are with Grammy Award-winning artist Imogen Heap, and with UK soul-singer Michael Kiwanuka who headlined at the Songbird Festival in Rotterdam. 

Check out my equipment list below.


SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGER BY DAY

When I'm not playing music I am actually working a 9-5 job. I love music but I love technology and the way social media is changing the world. For me, Facebook has made connecting with friends and family so easy and Twitter for me has given me access and opportunities to reach people who I would never have had otherwise. 

I started working at adidas in 2011 as a digital marketing intern and now I'm a Social Media Manager - i.e. #bestjobintheworld. I work on the smallest but fastest growing label within adidas called adidas neo. I've been working with Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez and an amazing adidas neo team on prize-winning digital campaigns. You can check out my LinkedIn for more.


SPEED SKATER IN BETWEEN

Between music and work, I love to be active! Living in the flattest country in the world, I soon found the perfect sports for me. In the Winter I am a keen longtrack speed skater (on ice). In 2011 I had the amazing experience of skating on the frozen canals of Amsterdam! 

In the Summer you'll find me out on Friday Night Skate (FNS) in Amsterdam or on a sunny evening inline blading in Vondelpark or Diemerpark. 


EQUIPMENT

MY CELLOS
- NS Design CR Series 5-string Electric Cello (Burl Poplar) http://www.nedsteinberger.com
- Classical Cello - French trade origin c. 1900. Bow, contemporary German origin. 
- Accord cello case http://accordcase.com/
- CodaBow - Diamond SX http://www.codabow.com/

MY GEAR
- Boss RC-300 Loop Station - http://www.bossus.com/ 
- Roland Cube-20XL Bass https://www.roland.com/global/products/cube-20xl_bass/
- d:vote™ 4099C Clip Microphone for Cello dpamicrophones.com/ 

MY GUITARS
- Hagstrom Super Swede electric guitar (ASB Amber Sunburst) http://www.hagstromguitars.eu/
- Ibanez S series electric guitar (White, model S570B) http://www.ibanez.com/