Marnix Verberne started studying the violin at the age of eight with Jacqueline Monné in his hometown of Leusden. After high school, Marnix studied art history in Amsterdam, all the while playing in various youth orchestras, where he discovered the viola. Marnix also has a big passion for chamber music. In 2011 he performed with his string quartet in the small hall of the Concertgebouw Amsterdam, and he maintains a lifelong commitment to the Angletten Ensemble. With this ensemble and others he took part in various music festivals (Orlando Festival, Tiberius Festival) and in masterclasses with, among others, Mikhail Zemtsov, Stefan Metz, Sándor Devich and Benzion Shamir. In 2017 Marnix was selected by audition to play the Brahms Sextet Op. 36 with Dutch cellist Pieter Wispelwey, including national radio and television performances. Currently Marnix is working on his Masters degree with Julia Dinerstein at Codarts Conservatory in Rotterdam.