Margriet Tindemans

Margriet E. Tindemans (March 26, 1951 – December 31, 2014) was a musician, specializing in medieval music.

Margriet Tindemans
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Background information
Birth nameMargaretha E. Tindemans
Born(1951-03-26)March 26, 1951
Nederweert, the Netherlands
DiedDecember 31, 2014(2014-12-31) (aged 63)
Seattle, Washington, USA
GenresEarly Music, Baroque Music
InstrumentsViola da Gamba, Vielle, Fiddle
LabelsHarmonia Mundi, Erato, Wildboar, Musica Omnia, Landor
Associated actsSequentia

The fourth child of Wilhelmina Coenen and Henricus Tindemans, Margriet demonstrated her musical talents early, and was named first violin in the National Youth Orchestra of the Netherlands.[1] After Conservatory studies in Maastricht, then Brussels, Belgium, and Basel, Switzerland, she became an early member of Sequentia.[2] She toured with that group for nine years until relocating to Seattle in 1986. There she founded the Medieval Women’s Choir,[3] was an artist in residence at the University of Washington, served as director of the Port Townsend Early Music Workshop, and was a faculty member of the Cornish College of the Arts.



  1. ^ "Margaretha E. Tindemans Obituary", Seattle Times, accessed March 15, 2009.
  2. ^ "Margriet Tindemans (1951–2014)",, accessed March 15, 2009
  3. ^ "Founding Artistic Director In Memoriam",, accessed March 15, 2009