Maarten Altena
Photo Paul Koeleman
Photo Paul Koeleman

Maarten Altena in dates

1943 Born in Amsterdam
1964-1968 Amsterdam Conservatorium
1968-1975 Plays the double bass in various formations and orchestras
1975-1978 Solo performances (both improvised and composed)
1978 Foundation of Maarten Altena Kwartet
1980 Foundation of Maarten Altena Ensemble
1980-1985 Private composition classes with Robert Heppener
1997 Stops playing the double bass in MAE
2005 Stops as artistic director of MAE
2005-present Free lance composer