Mirna Ackers (1995) was admitted at the age of 15 to the Sweelinck Academy for exceptionally gifted young musicians at the Conservatory of Amsterdam with Marieke Schneemann. Last year she finished hear Bachelor degree with a 9 out of 10, also with Marieke Schneemann. Currently, she studies in the first year of the Master with Kersten McCall (Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra). Besides, Mirna studies Musicology at the University of Amsterdam.
Over two years, Mirna had the privilege to play first flute in the JeugdOrkest Nederland, under the direction of Jurjen Hempel. In september 2016, she was selected to play in the ‘Side by Side’ project in the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra during the RCO Opening Night 2016, which was also Daniele Gatti’s inauguration. Currently, Mirna is member of the National Youth Orchestra (NJO) under the direction of Antony Hermus.
Mirna won several prizes. In 2018 she won both the jury and the public prize at the EuroConcours in Vught and she got the honour to represent The Netherlands at the Lions European Music Competition 2018 in Skopje. In 2014, she won a second price at the Dutch ‘Prinses Christina Concours’ in Haarlem and she reached the national semifinals. In 2015 and 2016, she reached the finals of the Dutch International Flute Competition as only Dutch participant. She recieved masterclasses with a.o. Jacques Zoon, Felix Renggli, Emily Beynon en Peter-Lukas Graf. Besides giving concerts, she also enjoys to perform for charities like KIKA and Learn2Learn.