Saskia studied in Amsterdam with Herman Krebbers, among others.  After winning the 1st prize in the Oskar Back Competition in 1991, she continued her studies with Thomas Zehetmair and Thomas Brandis in Berlin.

In addition to performances as a soloist with the Concertgebouw Chamber Orchestra, the Netherlands Philharmonisch Orchestra, the Brabants Orchestra, Philharmonisch Orchestra of Buenos Aires and the Berliner Symphoniker, she has played a great deal of chamber music.

Starting in 1999, Sakia was the first violinist of the Athena Quartett based in Berlin. After studying with the Alban Berg Quartett in Cologne, the quartet went on to win international prizes, including the Concours de Genève among others, and to concertize extensively. The quartet received a Diapason d’Or for its CD recording of the complete string quartets of György Kurtág, which was released in 2011.

In 2009, Saskia moved back to Amsterdam, where she has been associate 1st concertmaster of the Netherlands Philharmonisch Orchestra since the summer of 2011.