Victor Andrey (France) took part in several orchestral projects, such as the Verbier Festival Orchestra and the Strasbourg Philharmonic Orchestra. He plays a violin by violin maker Alain Carbonare.
Our talent development project: Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra Academy
We future proof symphonic careers of young talent. By inviting them into our orchestra family to play-along, to coach and teach them, but also to explore the future of symponic music and orchestras. In their new playground Rotterdam. And ultimately to help them kickstart their symphonic career.
As from the 2021-2022 concert season, the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra will annually welcome a group of international top talents to take part in the orchestra’s academy. The talents will play in the orchestra and will be guided by coaches and other musicians. They also participate in educational and chamber music projects. The purpose of the orchestra academy is to prepare the talents and to allow them to gain experience in the day-to-day orchestra practice.
The academy of the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra is made possible by Ahold Delhaize.
- Individual lessons from orchestra leaders and musicians
- Audition training and practice auditions
- Being a member of the orchestra under internationally renowned conductors, under the guidance of a mentor
- Participation in education projects and chamber music projects
- Lessons in Alexander Technique and mindfulness
- Score analysis
- Taking part in masterclasses by soloists and conductors
- Introduction and activities in the city of Rotterdam
Talents of 2021-2022
Ursula Skaug (Norway/Netherlands) has won several prizes, including first prize at the Britten Viola Competition. She also plays in the duo “Viola Sisters” with her sister.
Eleonora Dominijanni (Italy) has won several competitions, including the international Treviso. She is currently studying at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague.
Andreia Pacheco (Portugal) obtained her master's degree in double bass from Codarts in 2021. She played in several orchestras and received a scholarship from the Gulbenkian Foundation.