Dutch flutist Mirna Ackers enjoys versatility and unites her passion for music, her love for arranging, and her background as a musicologist in her concerts. Currently, she is part of the Zemlinsky Chamber Orchestra, both as flutist and as organizer, and she is co-organizer of Flutopia, which organizes events for amateur flutists. She has a longstanding collaboration with pianist Vital Stahievitch. Mirna was an academist with the Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra | Netherlands Chamber Orchestra for the season 19/20, where she still substitues regularly. Furthermore, she worked as a substitute in the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, the Radio Philharmonic Orchestra, the Concertgebouw Chamber Orchestra and the North Netherlands Orchestra.
An important experience for Mirna was to play in the family opera A Song for the Moon by Mathilde Wantenaar at the Dutch National Opera and Opera Zuid. Not only her play on the flute, piccolo and alto flute, but also her acting was well-received: “What remains […] is the excellent instrumental ensemble, in which flute and piccolo player Mirna Ackers also proved herself to be a true comedian.” (Neil van der Linden). She also played as soloflutist in other family operas of the Dutch National Opera: Operetta Land by Steef de Jong (2022) and The Boy Who Grew Too Fast by Gian Carlo Menotti (2019).
During her studies, Mirna played in the most important national youth orchestras of The Netherlands (JON and NJO). On behalf of these orchestras, she had the opportunity to play in a few projects and tv-shows, such as Aria (Omroep Max 2021), the Side-by-Side-project of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra (RCO Opening Night 2016), Kerst Muziekgala (AVROTROS 2016) and Kinderprinsengrachtconcert (AVROTROS 2015).
Mirna studied with Marieke Schneemann and Kersten McCall (Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra) at the Conservatory of Amsterdam. She followed piccolo lessons with Vincent Cortvrint (Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra). She received masterclasses with a.o. Jacques Zoon, Felix Renggli, and Emily Beynon. Besides giving concerts, Mirna enjoys her work as organizer and marketeer in the cultural sector.