The Academy is the Concertgebouworkest’s bridge between the conservatory and the professional music world. The multifaceted programme it offers produces outstanding musicians who are ready for a career in an internationally renowned symphony orchestra.
The Academy also serves as a pool from which the Concertgebouworkest itself can draw. The students are initiated to, and trained in the tradition of, the orchestra’s culture and master the very specific ensemble playing required – taking responsibility, having confidence, listening to one another and taking risks.
Through the Academy, the Concertgebouworkest is handing down an important tradition.
Since its inception in 2003, the Academy has produced dozens of successful orchestral musicians. Most play in professional orchestras; indeed, no fewer than fourteen former Academy students are now fully fledged members of the Concertgebouworkest.