Katrien Bos

Katrien Bos was born in the Netherlands in 1978. After many happy years studying the violin, the 16 year-old Katrien found her great love – the double bass. She studied classical double bass at the Rotterdam Conservatoire with Hans Krul and Peter Leerdam, and became passionate about the Argentinian tango. She also followed courses in folk and world music, klezmer, jazz and improvisation, and like to experiment with the extraordinary possibilities of the double bass.

In 2002 she moved to Belgium where she now lives and works. For many years Katrien has played in bands such as We-nun Henk (Dutch folk music), Quinteto ASTOR (Argentinian tango), Balacordes (balfolk), and her own solo composers Bos ‘n’ bass (where she plays her own compositions with double bass, loopstation, violin, toy piano and more) and many others.

She enjoys composing, which is inspired by the European folk repertoire, Argentinian tango and experimenting with modern sounds.