Carine Bijlsma is a well-trained documentary filmmaker and photographer from the Netherlands. She mostly makes musical documentaries. Her artworks have been displayed at festivals around the globe.

Similarly, the picture taken by Bijlsma has been posted in numerous magazines and album booklets. She reveals the life of others through her documentaries, today let’s dive deeper into her life.

Net worth

Carine Bijlsma has not officially revealed her net worth however based on professional work she is estimated to have a net worth of $1.5 Million in her possession. She has established herself as a reputed musical documentary filmmaker and photographer.

Her works are displayed at festivals across the globe and some of her works as a filmmaker include Devil’s pie: D’Angelo, Extase, Middle school Melodies, Rosanne Philippens: Soloist, and so on. Likewise, she has clicked many pictures that are posted in the album booklets and magazines.

Early Life

Bijlsma was introduced to the world on the 16th of February 1983 and was raised in Amsterdam, Netherlands by her parents who are classical musicians. She grew up backstage in the camera where her parents would perform classical music.

Carine Bijlsma in her early days
Carine Bijlsma in her early days.
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This made her interested in filmmaking from a very young age and therefore pursued filmmaking at Netherlands Film and Television Academy and graduated in 2008. Additionally, she took a photography class in New York as well as Florence, Italy.

For her graduation film, Bijlsma made a documentary of her father with the title The Secret of Boccherini. She won both the Wildcard Award and the Prins Bernard Culture Fund Award for this.

Relationship Status

Carine Bijlsma is currently living a married life, however, she has not yet revealed her better half. She is known to keep her personal life private and does not disclose all the information.

It is also unclear when the couple got married and if they have any children or not. Bijlsma might reveal all this mystery in near future.

Family Background

Carine was born into a musical family that is well-known for performing classical music. Her father Anner Bylsma was a famous cellist and music composer. Similarly, her mother Vera Beths is a violin player.

Likewise, she also has a half-sister from her mother’s side, Katja Herbers an actress. Katja was born as the daughter of Vera and her former husband Werners. In addition to this, he has a brother but has not talked much about him.

Carine is close to all of her family members and has beautiful memories with all of them.

Carine’s Father Is Famous Cellist And Composer Anner Bylsma

Carine’s father, Anner Bylsma is a famous cellist who rose to prominence for being the companion of Frans Brüggen and Gustav Leonhardt. Although he can play both modern and classical music, he mostly plays classical.

Carine Bijlsmas father Anner Bylsma
Carine Bijlsma’s father Anner Bylsma.
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He has played musical instruments since he was a little child and has always loved music. Anner participated in the Pablo Casals competition in Mexico in 1959 and took home the first prize. He was also the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra’s main cellist.

He has composed and recorded many kinds of music for which he has been the recipient of many accolades.

Talking about his personal life, Bylsma was born on the 17th February of 1934, and studied at the Royal Conservatory of The Hague and Harvard University. Throughout his life, he got married to two women Vera Beths and Lucy Van Dael.

Unfortunately, Anner passed away on the 25th of July,2019.

Carine’s Mother Is A Violinist

Carine’s mother, Veera Beths is a violinist who likes to play chamber music. She is popularly known for being the mother of Katja Herbers.

Carine Bijlsmas mother Vera Beths
Carine Bijlsma’s mother Vera Beths.
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Beths initially learned to play violin from her father and won an Oscar for the Back National Violin competition in 1969. Furthermore, she took violin classes in New York with Ivan Galamian.

Many of the composers wrote music for her so she could play the violin. Later she started teaching at the Conservatory of Amsterdam and the Royal Conservatory in The Hague and has produced many notable violinists like Rosanne Philippens, Colin Jacobsen, and so on. 

About her personal information, Veera was born in the year 1946 and celebrates her birthday every 1st of June. Like Anner, she got married to two men throughout her life. Prior to marrying Anner Bylsma, she was married to Werner Herbers with whom Veera shares a daughter Katja.

Westworld Actress Katja Herbers Is Carine’s Half-Sister

Katja Herbers is the daughter of Veera Beths and her former husband Werner Herbers which makes Carine her half-sister. She was introduced to the theatre by her stepmother who is a custom designer.

Carine Bijlsmas half sister Katja Herbers.
Carine Bijlsma’s half-sister Katja Herbers.
Source: Wikipedia

Herbers attended the University of Amsterdam for her psychology classes, but then attended the local theater school De Trap to study acting. She then proceeded to the HB studio in New York and began her acting career there.

Throughout her life, Katja has 44 credits as an actress on her IMDb profile which is for Mrs. Davis, Manhattan, Divorce, De prijs van de waarheid, and many more. Besides great acting, she also has gifted vocally. She has performed Im Wunderschönen Monat Mai.

Currently, her relationship status is single.

Carine Got Wide Appreciation For Her Work Devil’s pie: Deangelo

Carine is a filmmaker who focuses on making a musical documentary. Among her many works, Devil’s pie by Deangelo has gained her wide notoriety. She also received praise from all across the globe.

Devil’s Pie – D’Angelo: Trailer (Official)

The documentary premiered at Tribeca Film Festival in 2019. It is about Deangelo who vanishes from the peak of his musical career of 12 years and releases his third album suddenly in 2014.

As A Filmmaker

Carine Bjilsma is widely known for her intimate-looking documentaries. Her documentary gives an intimate vibe that shows the seamless movement of the camera. She shows the struggle, their music, and their creative process.

She writes, produces, as well as directs the documentary. Bjilsma has 6 credits as a director, 1 credit as a producer, and 3 credits as a writer on her IMDb profile. Some of her works as a filmmaker are Devil’s pie: D’Angelo, Extase, Middle school Melodies, and so on.

Her documentary has been successful to receive accolades at  DOXA Documentary Film Festival, e Gary International Black Film Festival, Best Music Documentary at the DTLA film festival, and so on.

Bjilsma As A Photographer

Bjilsma has learned photography in New York, and Italy and occasionally captures some moments and portraits. Her photography can be seen in magazines and album booklets. Additionally, she has also displayed her works in the photography section of her personal website.

Picture of Merel Junge clicked by Carine Bijlsma.
Picture of Merel Junge clicked by Carine Bijlsma.
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Carine has also clicked the picture of D’Angelo’s Black Messiah, and at WePresent from WeTransfer.

Social Media Presence

The Dutch Filmmaker Bijlsma is active on social media and has created accounts on major social media platforms like Instagram and Twitter. Apparently, she does not use Facebook. In addition to this, she has a personal website with her name.

She is available on Instagram with the username @Carinebijlsma which has more than 1.5k followers and 400 posts. Her Instagram profile is private as she does not want to reveal her personal information to the public.

Likewise, Bijlsma joined Twitter in February 2012 and has more than 200 followers. Her tweets and retweets on various topics and discussions can be found under the username @CarineBijlsma.

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