Born in Utrecht to a musical family, violin player Amarins Wierdsma studied with Coosje Wijzenbeek at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague and with Vera Beths at the Conservatory of Amsterdam. In 2013 she moved to London to study with David Takeno at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama completing her Masters and Artist Diploma and Fellowship with distinction. During her studies Amarins has won numerous awards. In 2017 she was selected to perform at Wigmore hall during the finals of the Young Classical Artists Trust and together with her duo partner Edward Liddall she recently won second prize in the International Music North Competition.
As a soloist Amarins has performed in the Netherlands, the UK, the USA and Indonesia. She is first violinist in the Barbican Quartet, which has appeared at various festivals. Amarins has taken part in masterclasses with Isabella van Keulen, Gerhard Schulz, Nikolaj Znaider, Viviane Hagner, Miriam Fried, Pamela Frank, Ference Rados, Andras Keller and Anner Bijlsma, among others. Amarins plays on a Guadagnini violin from 1764 on loan from the National Music Instrument Foundation in Amsterdam.