Marjolein Vermeeren (1991) plays 2nd flute, with piccolo, in the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra (National Orchestra of Sweden) since 2018. She made her succesful professional conducting debut with the Göteborg Wind Orchestra in May 2022 and she has been back as guest conductor several times since then. The 23/24 season sees her returning to conduct Göteborg Wind Orchestra and Östgötamusiken as well as making debuts with the Royal Swedish Navy Band (Marinens Musikkår) and Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra. She has also conducted Malmö Symphony Orchestra (Side by Side), Sportlovsorkester Göteborg, Wind & String Orchestra during Side by Side Göteborg and Skånes Ungsdomssymfoniorkester.
Currently she is studying orchestra conducting privately on a scholarship. Her mentors are Glenn Mossop and Andreas Hanson. In 2021 she was appointed conductor in the department for children and youth education/development at GSO with a contract for 3 years. She has taken part in conducting masterclasses with Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra and the Royal Swedish Army Band (Arméns Musikkår)
She completed her Master’s degree with distinction from the Royal Academy of Music in London (2015) where she studied the flute with Karen Jones and William Bennett, piccolo with Patricia Morris and baroque flute with Lisa Beznosiuk. She was awarded the DipRAM, the Academy’s highest award for an outstanding performance in the final recital and the Katie Thomas Award for a combination of good work, conduct and general achievement. She won the Jonathan Myall Piccolo Prize in 2015 and recently Marjolein was awarded Associateship of the Royal Academy of Music (ARAM), an honorary degree for former students who have distinguished themselves in the profession.
In The Netherlands she completed a double bachelor degree at the Fontys School of Arts in Tilburg, studying the flute with Leon Berendse and Edith Van Dyck, as well as wind band conducting with Hardy Mertens and Louis Buskens. She has been assistent professor of flute at this conservatory from september 2016 until she moved to Sweden.
As a freelance flautist Marjolein has played regularly with the Netherlands Philharmonic and Chamber Orchestras, the Radio Philharmonic Orchestra and LUDWIG Orchestra and she plays chamber music with ensemble Caplet.