Inspired by Jack Lemmon’s double bass playing character in Some Like It Hot (1959), fourteen year old Sasha Witteveen​ started to play the double bass only 4 years ago.

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Instrument: Double bass

Sasha Witteveen
Sasha Witteveen (2003) started at the age of ten with double bass after she saw how funny Jack Lemmon played the double bass in Some Like It Hot. In 2014 she participated in the TV program Het Orkest van Nederland on RTL4, where she ended up in the finale and gave a concert with the symphony orchestra in the Great Hall in the Concertgebouw. After one year playing double bass this was her motivation to move on to the Sweelinck Academy at the Conservatory of Amsterdam, where she had lessons from Peter Leerdam for three years. In the academic year 2018-2019, Sasha starts her education at the Conservatory of Amsterdam and receives lessons from Olivier Thiery. Read more of Sasha's biography on the website of Nationaal Muziekinstrumenten Fonds in het link above.