Jaap Vanzweden

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Birthday
12, 1960
Birthplace
Netherlands
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
12, 1960 (age 58)
Birthplace
Netherlands

About

Violinist who became the concertmaster of the Concertgebouw Orchestra at the age of eighteen, the youngest concertmaster at the time to hold the position.

Before Fame

At age five, his father taught him how to play violin; after winning a competition when he was fifteen, he attended the Juilliard School.

Trivia

He and Aaltje van Zweden-van Buuren founded the Papageno Foundation to provide musical therapy for autistic children.

Family Life

He married Aaltje van Zweden–van Buuren and with her he has a daughter named Anna-Sophia and three sons named Daniel, Benjamin, and Alexander.

Associated With

He recorded the complete symphonies of Ludwig Van Beethoven with the Residentie Orchestra in The Hague.