Joël Waterman

Joël Waterman started his violin lessons with his father. He continued his studies with Coosje Wijzenbeek in Hilversum and at the University of Bloomington, Indiana, with Rostislav Dubinsky, founder of the Borodin quartet. In Bloomington Joël received the Kreisler Award. From 1995 he studied viola with Marjolein Dispa at the Conservatoire in Amsterdam where he gratuated magna cum laude in 2001.
Since 1995 Joël is remplacant at the Koninklijk Concertgebouw Orkest. He was also invited as guest principal at the Holland Symfonia, the Gelders Orkest, the Radio Kamerfilharmonie and Amsterdam Sinfonietta. Joël is a member of this last ensemble since 2006. Joël is very active as chamber musician. He is co-founder of the Ensemble Caméléon viola player in the Utrecht String Quartet. Besides this he is the chamber music partner of musicians such as Janine Jansen, Liza Ferschtman, Paolo Giacometti and the late Rian de Waal.