Dineke Nauta (1992, Leeuwarden, the Netherlands) was a student in the “Young Talent” program at the Prins Claus Conservatory in Groningen. She continued studying with Arno Bornkamp at the Conservatory of Amsterdam. In 2015 she completed her Bachelor studies successfully and in 2017 she received her Master’s degree. During her Master’s she took part in an exchange with the CRR de Versailles, France, receiving lessons with Vincent David.
In 2010, Dineke received a first prize in the regional final of the Dutch competition “Prinses Christina Concours” and a second prize and public award in the national finals. A year later she earned the first prize in the competition of the Dutch Foundation for Young Music Talent. In November 2011, Dineke toured Greece at the invitation of the Dutch embassy. In 2016 her participation in the ‘Andorra International Saxophone Competition’ was awarded with a sixth prize.
Besides the Ebonit Saxophone Quartet, Dineke is a member of the Dutch Saxophone Octet with whom she performed in the Concertgebouw and the Grachtenfestival in Amsterdam and in the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain.
Since 2017 Dineke gets supported by the foundation “Kralings Muziekfonds Stringendo”. Dineke took part in masterclasses with, among others, Claude Delangle, Vincent David, Christian Wirth, Jean-Yves Fourmeau, Marcus Weiss, Jean-Marie Londeix, Timothy McAllister, Julien Petit en Otis Murphy.