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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 symphonic 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
  • 12 weeks of playing and being a member of the orchestra under internationally renowned conductors, under the guidance of a mentor
  • Participation in education projects and chamber music projects with and without RPhO musicians
  • Lessons in Alexander Technique: Haptonomy and mindfulness
  • Score analysis
  • Taking part in masterclasses by soloists and conductors
  • Introduction and activities in the city of Rotterdam
  • Social Media training
  • Educational concert - Sophia Kinderziekenhuis
  • 26 October at 17:00: Presentation new academists (private), Batavierhuis Rotterdam
  • 12 November at 11.30 uur: Rossini, Dvorak and Bruch with the cooperation of Quirine Scheffers (lead), Rachel Browne and Olfje van der Klein in het Heerenhuys in the park near the Baden Powellaan 12, Rotterdam
  • 22 November at 12:30 uur: Talent Break Lunch Concert at de Doelen, Rotterdam
  • 2 February 2024 at 19.30 uur: in the van Cappellenhuis on the Dorpsstraat 164, Capelle aan den IJssel
  • 24 March 2024 at 15:00: in de Remonstrantsekerk aan de Zuidkade 59, Waddinxveen
  • 10 April 2024 at 12:30: Kleine Zaal Concertgebouw - Amsterdam
  • 26 May 2024 at 11:30: in the Kasteel van Rhoon on the Dorpsdijk 63, Rhoon

Do you have a question or would you like more information?

Contact us, we will be happy to assist you.
Arto Hoornweg
Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra Academy manager
Customer service
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