On 22 October 2011 cellist Amke te Wies (17) won first prize at the National Competition organized by the Stichting Jong Muziektalent Nederland (a foundation for young talents). Amke studies with Maarten Mostert at the Sweelinck Academy, the study programme for young talents at the CvA. Cellist Alexander Warenberg, cello, (13) also won first prize. Alexander studies at the Sweelinck Academy with Monique Bartels. Cellists Emma Kroon (17, preliminary training), and Pieter de Koe (17, Sweelinck Academy), both won second prizes.