Antoine van Dongen has had a distinguished career, serving as a first violinist with the world famous Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra from 1989 to 2004.
Mr. van Dongen was a Silver Medalist at the National Violin Competition Oskar Back in 1983 and won the “the prize of the City Amsterdam” for the best interpretation of contemporary music. The prize scholarship enabled him to study at the Mozarteum in Salzburg with Sandor Vegh. At the Sweelinck Conservatory of Music in Amsterdam, Antoine van Dongen studied with Davina van Wely and Herman Krebbers, former Concertmaster of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra.
Mr. van Dongen has given masterclasses at Longy School of Music and at the New England Conservatory.
Antoine van Dongen is member of the San Francisco Chamber Orchestra. He plays with the Eco ensemble at UC Berkeley and the Empyrean ensemble at UC Davis.