Mathilde Lettinga (20) grew up in Aachen, Germany, where she received her first clarinet lessons from Regina Pastuszyk. It was only during the first year of her academic studies that Mathilde discovered her passion for musicmaking through playing in the Leiden student orchestra. After a few preparatory lessons from Arno Rockler, she got accepted into the classical department of the Royal Conservatory in The Hague.
Last year, Mathilde switched from the German system to playing Wurlitzer Reform Boehm instruments. These will be purchased with the kind help of Stichting Eigen Muziekinstrument and the conservatory’s instrument fund.
Mathilde is currently studying the modern clarinet at the Royal Conservatory with Arjan Woudenberg, and just started period instrument lessons with Eric Hoeprich. Next to making chamber music, she enjoys playing in the VU Orchestra.
Mathilde is combining her musical studies with the Bachelor of Physics at Leiden University.